Category Archives: Dialogue

Lessons for Colombia’s Peace Talks in Oslo and Havana

The installation of the peace table in Norway is now complete, and the delegations are preparing to resume their work in Havana next month.  Reflections on what has been learned from the past and what is yet to be learned … Continue reading

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“Will Colombia peace talks end FARC control?” – Inside Story Americas Al Jazeera English

This segment aired last night, October 18, on Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story” program.  Participating in the discussion with me were my colleagues, Marc Chernick and Jim Jones. I am not crazy about the title of the program, which seems a … Continue reading

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The Colombian Government and the FARC have just issued their first joint communique from the second phase of peace talks currently under way in Oslo.  Here is the original Spanish version:  Comunicado conjunto del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC. The … Continue reading

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Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana

Aquí adjunto el texto de un nuevo documento, “Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana,” que se lanza hoy cuatro instituciones–el Instituto Estadounidense para la Paz (United States Institute of Peace/USIP), la Universidad de Georgetown, la Universidad … Continue reading

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A Peace Summit of Local Authorities

Last week, I came to Bogotá to participate in the Peace Summit of Mayors and Governors.  The event was sponsored by Gustavo Petro, the Mayor of Bogotá, and included the participation of local and regional authorities from some of the most … Continue reading

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Sustainable Peace

I am here at the United Nations today, about to head out for the Turkish Embassy, where the Secretary-General’s new report on mediation will be launched.  It is an exciting time to be in New York, with heads of state … Continue reading

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“Foro Interamericano”: Programa de Voz de América

Ahora algo para los lectores hispanohablantes/Here is a post for the Spanish speaking-readers.  Este programa sobre los diálogos pendientes entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC se presentó el viernes pasado día en Voz de América.  Para ver el … Continue reading

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Modeling Inclusion for Peace

Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of her FARC comrades and seated herself at the table in front of a packed auditorium.  The FARC had convened a press conference to discuss … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Past Peace Processes

In President Santos‘s remarks at the Casa de Nariño on Monday, August 27, he announced that his government had been engaged in exploratory talks with the FARC, and that future talks, the details of which are expected to be announced in … Continue reading

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Colombian Peace Talks on the Horizon

 August 27, 2012 Tonight Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the rumors that crested and then exploded after former President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that President Santos had authorized secret peace talks in Havana between government authorities and the Colombian Revolutionary … Continue reading

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