Swapping Cocaine for Peace
A voluntary coca crop substitution initiative in Colombia is failing. It is still the country’s best option to address its cocaine production problem.
The Women Abandoned by Peace
Victims of sexual violence and forced abortion during Colombia’s long years of conflict have yet to see justice.
Peace Pact in the Balance As Colombians Vote
Sunday’s election is widely seen as a referendum on the historic peace accord with the FARC.
Peace, Drugs, and Tough Love for Colombia’s Santos in Washington
With coca production rising, Venezuela melting down next door, and a Trump administration ambivalent about a peace deal with the FARC, the embattled Colombian president has a lot on his plate.
Colombia’s Tenuous Peace Needs U.S. Support
Donald Trump must help Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos keep the peace.
Colombian Government Says New Peace Deal Final, Senate to Meet Soon
The opposition may want peace deal negotiations to continue, but Colombia's government has other ideas.
To Achieve Real Peace in Colombia, Go After the FARC’s Money
The FARC has no legitimate claim to its blood money stashed abroad.
What Good Is a Nobel Peace Prize in Colombia?
Some see the Nobel Peace Prize as an inspiration for Colombians to seek peace. Others see it as an affront against the president's opponents.
Will FARC and Colombia Return to the Battlefield?
After a failed referendum, what comes next will determine whether war or peace breaks out.
What the Hell Just Happened in Colombia?
The government’s peace deal with the FARC rebel group just met a Brexit-style demise. Here’s why it went off the rails.
Why Colombia’s Government Compromised for Peace
The government in Bogotá was winning the war. So why did it decide to give concessions to the rebels anyway?
Inside FARC’s Postwar Jungle Camp Finishing School
Leftist guerillas have been trekking across Colombia for classes on Marxist economics, cultural history, and how to run for office.
Colombia’s War Just Ended. A New Wave of Violence Is Beginning.
As the country declares peace after five decades of war against the FARC, a scramble for territory and control over the drug trade is emboldening new, anarchic gangs.
Politics Roils Colombia’s Tentative Peace Deal With the FARC
As the government of Juan Manuel Santos looks to finalize a peace deal — four years in the making — with rebels, opponents are trying to rip it to shreds.
15 Years and $10 Billion Later, U.S. Efforts to Curb Colombia’s Cocaine Trade Have Failed
A policy focused on eradication and policing has not worked.
Plan Colombia Shouldn’t Be the Price of Peace with the FARC
Colombia has undergone an economic transformation over the last 15 years — and if the deal to end the country's 50-year blows that up, it will be a disaster.
Colombia’s Women, Tried By War, Find New Power
Women suffered the most from Colombia's five-decade war. Yet it also forced them to find a new political voice.
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.
How to Pull Colombia Back From the Brink
With a peace process on the rocks, the United States is an indispensable resource when it comes to Colombia’s future security and prosperity.
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?