A “territorial peace” approach to curb coca production in Colombia
A “territorial peace” approach is needed to curb coca production in Colombia, opposing the militarized approaches proposed by the current government. It exposes evidence related... Read More
A two-pronged policy needed to stem the flow of migrants
The solution to illegal immigration must be based on a two-pronged policy: first, investing in economic development projects through private entities to alleviate poverty and... Read More
Why grassroots peacebuilding? Is ‘inclusive peacebuilding’ a more sustainable recipe for peace?
The Colombian Peace Agreement (CPA) is known as being the most inclusive peace deal to date, as several civil society organizations partook in the negotiation... Read More
Peacebuilders must not only focus inward to address the immediate needs of the populations they are serving, but also outward to transform the opinions and... Read More
What did the end of the conflict bring to rural Colombia?
Conflict developed in different ways in the territories where the armed groups operated. Today, the way in which post-conflict materializes in these territories is also... Read More
Two bridges – how to forgive the unforgiveable
What lessons can forgiveness after Colombia’s 50-year war have for the USA? For one, it demonstrates that there is a need for all of us... Read More
Why Colombia is still living in the shadows of war
Reducing violence in Colombia is crucial to consolidate a successful implementation of the peace process. From displacements, threats and intimidation, sexual violence and land seizures... Read More
Questions and answers about some of the raging events in the Middle East – part two
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU, answers some additional questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and... Read More
Questions and answers about some of the raging events in the Middle East
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU, answers some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America’s... Read More
Trump’s daunting foreign challenges
Although President-elect Trump is inexperienced and lacks the nuanced knowledge of the complex crises America is confronted with, he must now navigate his own way... Read More
Was a peace agreement ever possible in a country as complicated as Colombia?
Easy to imagine the president sizing up how that Nobel Prize would look on his mantelpiece. But the impact of the No vote will only... Read More
Where next for peace in Colombia?
Many thought that the October 2 referendum would be a significant step towards ending Colombia’s long-running armed conflict. But a proposed peace deal with one... Read More