On Post-Conflict Colombia

By Frank Mora

Dr. Frank O. Mora is Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Florida International University.  He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2009-2013.

Last month, The Cipher Brief published a feature commentary on the prospects for peace in Colombia. This month, we continue that conversation with Frank Mora, the former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Mora offered his thoughts on the status of the negotiations between Bogotá and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

The Cipher Brief:  Recently the Colombian President and the leader of the FARC announced a six-month deadline for reaching a peace agreement.  How would you assess the likelihood of them meeting this goal?

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