Colombia Under the Duque Government

PRIF Spotlight 10/2018 by Solveig Richter and Jonas Wolff about the peace process in Colombia

Iván Duque inauguration ceremony (Photo: © picture alliance/Photoshoot)

Iván Duque inauguration ceremony (Photo: © picture alliance/Photoshoot)

The peace agreement that Colombia sealed with the FARC-EP guerrillas in late 2016 offers the country the historic opportunity to leave behind an armed conflict that has lasted for over 50 years and to initiate long-term social changes. In early August, however, Iván Duque, a conservative politician who represents critics of the agreement and who wants to change it, assumed the presidency. External actors – including Germany and the EU – must figure out how to balance respect for a democratically elected government with commitment to a peace process that they regard as right and important.

Solveig Richter and Jonas Wolff discuss policy options to strengthen the peace process in the PRIF Spotlight 10/2018: Colombia Under the Duque Government. Policy Options to Strengthen the Peace Process.

 

Download (580kb): Richter, Solveig/Wolff, Jonas (2018): Colombia under the Duque government. Policy options to strengthen the peace process, PRIF Spotlight 10/2018, Frankfurt/M.