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Will Colombia be able to capitalize on FARC peace deal to boost growth?

Colombia finds itself at a critical impasse where certain decisions in the next six months could push it toward an economic boom or serious destabilization.

Latin America Security

The FARC, land reform, and the future of Colombia’s security

When the FARC’s insurgency started, their political manifesto was focused on promoting a radical agrarian reform which would have redistributed lands to small peasants and abolish large landholdings.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

Latin America Politics

The Colombian peace process post-plebiscite: what now?

After a failed referendum, a Nobel Peace Prize and currency destabilization, what can we expect from the peace negotiations? Is there a way to lasting peace? What does this uncertainty

Latin America Politics

Colombia’s peace: An uncertain future

The plebiscite vote against the Colombian Peace deal showed a reflection of the political division and polarization of Colombian society. On September 26th, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary

Latin America Politics

Why Colombians must support an imperfect peace agreement

Colombia faces a crossroads: to accept or reject the government’s proposal to end the conflict with the FARC.

Latin America Security

FARC deserters put Colombia’s peace process at risk

Colombia faces an immediate danger to peace in the form of demobilising FARC, with the risk of recycling guerrilla fighters into criminal activity looming.

Latin America Security

What to expect in post-conflict Colombia

Colombia faces new challenges and opportunities after an agreement with FARC. This means integrating old enemies and finding a new role for the military.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Judicial activism, the de facto regulator of Colombian mining

The Colombian Constitutional Court recently banned mining in areas known as paramos, highlighting how judicial activism replaces regulation.

Latin America Politics

FARC isn’t the biggest threat to Colombia’s political establishment

A new political force is set to hijack post-conflict politics in Colombia, and it’s not going to be the FARC. Will an outsider candidate take the 2018 Colombian elections? Informally,