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Colombian General’s Capture Puts FARC Rebels on the Defensive

Nov 21, 2014
This article about the capture of a Colombian military general by FARC rebels quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the Colombian peace talks.

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A Mixed Bag: The Impact of Falling Oil Prices

Nov 19, 2014
When it comes to falling oil prices, good news at the pump could be very bad news when it comes to geopolitics. Many oil exporting nations could be facing fiscal and political calamity if prices were to drop and remain at levels lower than $100 per barrel. A panel of topic and regional experts discussed the situation during a recent Wilson Center event. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

The Great Schism: France, Britain and the Euro-Atlantic Issues,1957- 1963

Nov 19, 2014
Drawing on the French and British diplomatic archives, this thesis examines a crucial question which, until now, has been insufficiently analysed: the role that Anglo-French relations played, especially their politico-strategic dimension, during a period which proved crucial for building the architecture of Euro-Atlantic security, in a world dominated by the Cold War.

Colombia Suspends Peace Talks With Rebels After General’s Capture

Nov 19, 2014
This article quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the halted peace talks in Colombia following the guerrillas' seizure of a Colombian military general.

President of Colombia Halts Peace Talks With Rebels After General Is Seized

Nov 19, 2014
This New York Times article quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the recent breakdown of the Colombia peace process.

El proceso de paz, en coma inducido

Nov 19, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón discusses the recent breakdown of Colombia's peace process following the guerrillas' seizure of an army general . This article is in Spanish.

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Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.


The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.