Analysis

La región celebra la paz en Colombia

Este acuerdo de paz fue el resultado de cuatro años de negociaciones en La Habana, que tuvieron tensiones y contratiempos. Gran parte del mérito corresponde al gobierno de Santos, que impulsó los diálogos e invirtió todo su capital político en esta iniciativa.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Tercera

The Diplomatic War to Topple Maduro

In the corridors of the Organization of American States, a battle is being waged to “save” Venezuelan democracy. But the institution itself could be at risk.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

“La OEA no va a invocar la Carta Democrática”

Michael Shifter no cree que los gobiernos que integran la OEA vayan a aceptar invocar la Carta Democrática –como lo ha insinuado el secretario general del organismo, Luis Almagro– contra Venezuela, porque temen que activar este mecanismo pueda afectarlos a ellos mismos en un futuro.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Gómez Maseri

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Insulza & the OAS: Moment of Truth

Insulza appears to be headed for reelection as Secretary General of the OAS. The Chilean diplomat is gathering support throughout the hemisphere. The US and Venezuela are among the holdouts.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Colombiano

South America’s Governance Agenda

In June 2011, Ollanta Humala was elected president of Peru after campaigning on a platform of change.

Michael Shifter, Alexis Arthur

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Trump vs. Clinton: Moment of Truth

Without question, what is at stake in this election are two entirely different ways of understanding the United States and its role in the world. On Tuesday the voters will have their final say –and the time to govern will begin. Whoever wins, the polarization, rancor and malaise that this election brought to the fore will permeate US politics for years to come.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Deber

So Long, Chávez

Two decades ago, the US and Latin America seemed poised to forge new political and economic partnerships. Since Chávez, the sense of community has dissipated.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

The United States’ Time in Afghanistan is Over

The US has entered the second decade of the longest war in its history. The nation is weary and, polls show, eager to bring the troops home.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Colombiano

Colombia celebrates peace, and deserves it

The agreement signed yesterday by the government and the FARC is one of the few pieces of good news in a tumultuous world. It is a historic achievement for Colombia, one that should be celebrated and recognized for putting to end to an armed conflict that has plagued the country for more than half a century.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Family Feud

Meet the president of Peru. His brother’s in prison, his dad thinks he’s a traitor, and almost everyone says his wife calls the shots. But he might still have a chance to turn the country around.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy