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Free Trade Agreements Signal Bipartisan Cooperation

Speaker: Edward Alden

The U.S. ratification of the stalled Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama indicates that "there is a possibility, despite the very great partisan divisions in Congress, of bipartisan cooperation on economic issues," says CFR's Edward Alden. However, Alden emphasizes that "it is important not to overstate the potential job creation benefits" of the agreements.

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Interview

Colombia: Moving Beyond 'Narco-Democracy'

Cynthia Arnson interviewed by Deborah Jerome

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements will continue, says expert Cynthia Arnson.

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Op-Ed

The Colombian Miracle

Authors: Max Boot and Richard Bennet
Weekly Standard

"The turnaround in the past decade is so dramatic as to be almost unbelievable," write Max Boot and Richard Bennet, commenting on the positive changes in Colombia since it was on the brink of being taken over by insurgents as recently as 2000.

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