Venezuela’s alleged collusion with the FARC guerrilla group fighting Colombia’s government has serious implications for regional security.
A sharp rise in Venezuelan cocaine trafficking undermines U.S. efforts to crack down on the narcotics trade in neighboring Colombia.
Democrats in the House threaten to derail a free trade deal with Colombia, another sign of shifting U.S. attitudes.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez are mending ties despite their ideological differences.
As Colombia’s paramilitary scandal deepens, Congress balks at passing a free trade agreement and questions one of the closest U.S. alliances in Latin America.
Amid a widening scandal over links between his government and paramilitary violence, President Alvaro Uribe proposes a new anti-drug strategy that favors development over military force.
Under President Alvaro Uribe's "democratic security" initiative, data suggests security in Colombia has improved significantly. But the country remains the world's biggest producer of cocaine, the rebel group FARC controls many rural areas, and paramilitaries show signs of regrouping.
Sunday's easy victory by President Álvaro Uribe in Colombia provides an exception to the recent leftward trend in Latin America. Yet experts say it is too simplistic to cast a center-right victory in strife-torn Colombia as an ebbing of the prevailing tide.
After visiting both countries, Max Boot explores how, over the last decade, Colombia has managed to turn the tide against the drug trafficking, violence, and government corruption that still plague Honduras.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos joins CFR Co-Chairman Carla A. Hills to discuss his goals for Colombia in the next four years.
President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, discusses Colombia's economic advances, as well as new security measures to combat militants and drug warlords.
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Listen to Álvaro Uribe Vélez, president of Colombia, speak about his administration's achievements and the challenges facing Colombia.
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The Colombian government and FARC rebels have signed a historic peace agreement. This Backgrounder traces the origins of the country's civil conflict and the path to sustainable peace.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.
Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia's May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the region.
Experts discuss Colombia’s failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country’s future.
Experts discuss Colombia’s peace negotiations with the FARC, prospects for completing and implementing a final deal, and implications for U.S.-Colombian relations.
Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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