Peace Negotiations

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:32
President Barack Obama’s effort to rescue Ukraine from Russia’s military grip has stalled, and turmoil inside Ukraine's government may hand Russian President Vladimir Putin a victory in a conflict that Obama has said involves "the most basic principles of our international system.”
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:11
Syria's government accepted Tuesday a proposed U.S.-Russian cease-fire that is to go into effect later this week, reserving the right to respond to any violations of the truce, while the main opposition and rebel umbrella group approved the deal but set its own conditions for compliance.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:44
The cease-fire announced on Monday could fall prey to a familiar problem: Who's a terrorist in Syria, and who's not?
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 05:04
The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has given a leftist rebel group a stark warning about the future of peace talks being in held in Cuba. Mr Santos told the Farc they must focus and reach an agreement on the outstanding negotiating points in order to sign a peace accord on 23 March.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 07:16
The big question is whether or not peace with the FARC is really possible given their history of drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion and kidnapping or whether it is just wishful thinking. It could be that by giving too much leeway to the FARC now, will only make matters worse for the Colombian people in the long run.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:40
A meeting of the international coordinating group charged with implementing a cease-fire in Syria was cancelled Friday, Russia's foreign ministry said, delaying any reduction of hostilities and raising further questions about the workability of the truce.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:22
The Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) has said it will join African Union (AU) peacekeepers if Burundi accepts their deployment, the EASF commander said Tuesday upon arrival in Burundi.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:23
Colombia's second largest rebel group is making a bid to remind the world that it remains active in a presumed attempt to influence potential peace talks. Beginning at the weekend, the National Liberation Army, or ELN, imposed a 72-hour economic shutdown on areas where it has influence, and carried out a wave of small-scale attacks against military, police, and infrastructure targets across the country.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:32
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:14
In response to President Juan Manuel Santos’ visit to Washington to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a Senate resolution noting sustained U.S. bipartisan commitment towards Colombia and encouraging efforts by the Government of Colombia to pursue peace by consolidating democratic reforms and negotiating an end to the country’s enduring internal armed conflict.