Peace Negotiations

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 07:58
Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere. After more than five years of negotiations with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), we can say that we have reached an irreversible phase that will put an end to more than 50 years of a cruel and costly war.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss Syria, after Moscow began withdrawing most of its forces from the country.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 05:27
In reality, a rose-tinted view of Plan Colombia severely neglects the detrimental humanitarian toll it has had on the country's rural poor. If the United States is to be effective in supporting its South American ally during its peaceful transition, "Peace Colombia" demands a better understanding than its predecessor of the local realities in the areas where its efforts and dollars are likely to be focused.
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:58
It’s official: Colombia will miss a deadline for a peace accord between the government and leftist FARC rebels. President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday (March 9) he would not sign a “bad deal” just to meet the self-imposed deadline of March 23rd.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:54
The United States will extend its stay in Afghanistan if the Taliban continue refusing to take part in the peace talks, the State Department announced here on Monday while insisting that the only solution for the Taliban was to embrace a reconciliation process.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:11
When armed groups lay down their weapons, women have rarely been part of the conflict negotiations.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:49
U.S. and Afghan officials appealed to the Taliban on Monday not to abandon peace talks with the Afghan government, amid fears that the group’s rejection of the talks will trigger a new wave of bloodletting as the summer fighting season nears.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 07:25
Rival factions in Mali are willing to implement a peace deal signed last year according to a United Nations Security Council delegation.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 07:25
Representatives of the nations participating in the International Syrian Support Group met yesterday to assess the state of the ceasefire, the third such meeting this week. U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura remains cautiously optimistic about the reduction in violence ahead of proximity talks set to resume next week.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 07:14
Progress was seen but no breakthrough made during talks aimed at jumpstarting a fragile peace deal in Ukraine, ending with Moscow and Kyiv failing to agree on a proposal to hold elections in eastern Ukraine this year.