Over the last two decades, NATO has advanced its enlargement policy, welcoming new members and partners. Colombia was the first – and currently, the only – Latin American country to become a NATO global partner, cooperating on issues such as cybersecurity and corruption. Both sides of this partnership work together to further their goals. Personnel Read More…
NATO And Colombia: The Emperor’s New Clothes?
In her most recent article, Natalia Valencia writes about the recent announcement of Colombia joining NATO as a ‘global partner’ and what this means for a region that has become wary of not just U.S. hard power and policy toward Latin America, but of Western intervention on the whole.
Canada’s Mining Industry, Part 2: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
From economic uncertainty to social upheaval, the Canadian mining industry faces a winding series of hurdles. Whether and how companies deal with these complications is telling of the state of the industry.
Who to Trust in Latin American Politics? Part 2
This is the second in a two-part series exploring corruption in the politics of Latin America. This article touches on the depth of recent corruption scandals in Latin America. The bid for the construction of the 2016 Olympic Village and over US $10 billion in other contracts were won by Brazil’s top engineering firm, Read More…
Colombia: The Play-By-Play
After half a century of conflict, peace in Colombia is within arms reach. Program Editor Ashley McIntyre highlights the situation in Colombia and updates us on what’s happening now in the peace process.
Climate Change and Refugees
Sukhpal Kaur Sangha discusses the impact of climate change and refugees.
The FARC and Colombia Set to End 50 Year War
After 50 years of warfare and nearly three years of negotiations, Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have signed a breakthrough peace commitment. Last week in Havana Cuba, President Santos and FARC leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez presided over a ceremony where the broad outlines of a peace deal were defined. Read More…
Female Leadership at the UN: Has the Time Come for a Women Secretary General?
Seema Kawar explores the importance of pushing to select a woman as the next Secretary General of the United Nations.
Justice Flew Away
Malcolm McEachern discusses South Africa’s failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir after he attended an African Union meeting in South Africa, and what this means for the ICC.
Latin America: A New Approach to the War on Drugs?
Daniel Waring analyzes the new trends in combating the illegal drug trade in Latin America.