Feb 01, 2005
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.
Jan 19, 2005
An interview with Klaus Toepfer head of the United Nations Environmental Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 18, 2005
In this speech, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller provides a first-hand account of the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. Amb. Miller was an election observer for all three rounds of Ukraine's presidential election, including the December 26 election ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court.
Jan 18, 2005
Despite the health warnings, smoking in China is pervasive. Wilson Center Fellow Carol Benedict is working on a cultural history of tobacco consumption in China to help explain why.