Michael Shifter

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Can Peace Break Out in Colombia?

The tentative, but historic, peace deal between the government and the FARC may not be popular. But it still might work.

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Colombia’s Last Chance for Peace

The conflict-weary country had all but given up on the FARC peace process. Will the government’s new agreement to de-escalate bring renewed faith — or just more skepticism?

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Hitting Doubles in Havana

The Obama administration is beginning negotiations, in earnest, with the Castro regime. But getting to democracy and free market capitalism may take a while.

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Brazil’s Election Illusion

The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.

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Putin Is Still ¡Muy Popular!

The Russian president's tour of Latin America shows that the leftist south still has love for Russia -- and the BRICS are willing to play ball.

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Can Santos Finally Make Peace in Colombia?

As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?

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About Michael Shifter

Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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