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Fresh from winning a Nobel Peace Prize, Colombia's President Juan Manuel
Santos must find a way to implement the complicated peace agreement that
ended a 40-year civil war. Battling criminal gangs, restoring land to displaced
people, and absorbing tens of thousands of guerrilla fighters back into society
will be a difficult task. Coca and corruption remain huge problems, and Mr.
Santos’ ruling party must fend off a powerful adversary in Alvaro Uribe, an
opponent of the peace deal who will challenge in next year’s elections.
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Egypt, which has yet to quell Islamic terror in northern Sinai, is now facing a similar threat from Libya – a country that has not had a functioning central government since 2011, when NATO air strikes helped bring about the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. No thought was given to how to set up a new, democratic regime to replace...
Ambassador Zvi Mazel
Latin America has reached an inflection point. Recent developments suggest that parts of the region will make significant economic strides over the next few years. However, its two biggest economies – Brazil and Mexico – are stuck in the doldrums, and their politics may be in even worse shape. <i>This report is par...