Demitri Papageorgiou explores the danger of the ex-President of Colombia's sensationalist anti-FARC temperament at a time when a peace accord between the Colombian government and the country's long-running Marxist insurgency looms. Papageorgiou suggests that Uribe's involvement in the paramilitary death-squads that terrorized the FARC's first foray into party politics in 1980's could be a hindrance to movement towards a peace process.
For the past several weeks, American and Afghan officials have been working out a security agreement which, if approved, will keep American troops in Afghanistan through 2024. As of right now, however, with multiple factors threatening to derail talks, the agreement seems to be sitting on thin ice. The Diplomacist's Jacob Glick explores why this measure may actually succeed.
Join the Cornell International Affairs Review, in partnership with the Cornell Public Affairs Society's International Affairs Forum in discussing the effects of the pullout on US foreign policy priorities, the dynamics in the region, as well terrorism within Afghanistan.