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No Hedging of Bets for Colombia’s Plebiscite

September 9, 2016 Colombian rebel troops are heading to decommissioning centers and minors are set to leave guerrilla ranks on Sept. 10 as the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) begin implementing their peace accord ahead of … Continue reading

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Female Ex-Combatants Share Experiences with Colombian Negotiators

May 20, 2016 On May 18, some 13 ex-combatant women from around the world concluded a visit to Havana, where they were invited by the Colombian government and the FARC-EP to meet with the peace table and to share their … Continue reading

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Civil Society and the Peace Table

Although civil society is not represented at Colombia’s peace table in Havana, the parties have sought to engage civil society since the talks began through a variety of controlled mechanisms.  In this post, I will mainly discuss these “official” venues, recognizing … Continue reading

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Civil Society Roles in Conflict Zones

In an environment where peace talks are already underway and civil society has been excluded from the peace tables, it might appear that the government and insurgents are calling all the shots. While the armed actors are the ones who will ultimately … Continue reading

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