Colombia

Fighting the Hobbesian Trinity in Colombia: A New Strategy for Peace

Author: COL Joseph R Nunez The author analyzes the drug intervention conundrum of Colombia. He then summarizes the reasons for the violent and anarchic situation that frustrates those wishing to make peace and expand democracy. After introducing what he calls the Hobbesian trinity, the author discusses alternatives to intervention and notes the complexity of the …

Fighting the Hobbesian Trinity in Colombia: A New Strategy for Peace Read More »

The United States and Colombia: Untying the Gordian Knot

Author: AMB David Passage Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the ghost of that war still haunts the corridors of the decision makers when it comes to making long-term commitments to situations that remotely resemble anything like our Indochina experience. That is the case in with Colombia, which is embroiled in an …

The United States and Colombia: Untying the Gordian Knot Read More »

Colombia’s Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads

Author: Dr Gabriel Marcella, Dr Donald E Schulz Colombia is the most troubled country in the Western Hemisphere. Drug criminals, guerrillas, and paramilitary groups are feeding a spiral of violence that makes “colombianization” a metaphor for a failing state. The authors address the strategic dimensions of the crisis. It argues that Colombia’s future deeply affects …

Colombia’s Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads Read More »