The primacy of politics in peace operations

By Henrique Siniciato Terra Garbino, Class XVI On August 19, 2003, a terrorist blast hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. The attack killed at least 22 people, including Sergio Vieira de Mello, then head of the UN mission in Iraq. Sergio was a prominent UN official, well-known for his charisma and conflict resolution skills … Continue reading The primacy of politics in peace operations

Elections and Peace in Colombia: The current political outlook

By Juan Diego Duque,¬†Class XVI Colombia was in the headlines for almost all international newspapers at the end of 2016. After four years of peace negotiations, FARC - the oldest guerrilla in the western hemisphere- and the government reached a peace agreement to end an armed conflict of 50 years. The consequences of the conflict … Continue reading Elections and Peace in Colombia: The current political outlook