Building on Ruins or Patching up the Possible? Reinscribing Fieldwork Failure in IR as a Productive Rupture

Failure is produced structurally but experienced personally, and is always hard to take. All academics, by virtue of being academics, are haunted by it.

Interview – Abbey Steele

E-International Relations • May 16 2019 • Features

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Contesting Impunity in Colombia

Laura Betancur-Restrepo and Maj Grasten • Jan 1 2019 • Articles

Impunity has been key to determining the Colombian peace process. The question remains whose perception of impunity in the context of negotiated peace will prevail?

Colombia’s New Presidency and the Protection of Social Leaders

Jan Boesten and Annette Idler • Aug 18 2018 • Articles

The government can benefit from civil society’s expertise and give them a central role in the process of bringing institutionality to Colombia’s marginalized regions.

Peace under Siege? Ivan Duque’s Election and the FARC

Diogo Monteiro Dario • Jul 19 2018 • Articles

It will be difficult for Ivan Duque to attack transitional justice and the political participation of the FARC, as those issues are more solidly consolidated into law.

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. • Jul 12 2018 • Articles

US foreign aid and policy discourses under the Bush administration facilitated the abuses that occurred in the context of Colombia’s post-9/11 war on drugs.

Elections in Colombia: Return of Uribism and Uncertainty of the Peace Process

Edgar Andrés Londoño Niño • Jun 28 2018 • Articles

With the right recovering strength, and Uribe being one of the most powerful Colombian politicians governability is guaranteed, but the power will be concentrated.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Peace Process in Colombia

Cécile Mouly • Jan 25 2017 • Student Features

E-IR’s spotlight series invites academics to reflect on significant events. This feature explores the quest for peace in Columbia between the government and guerrilla groups.

Interview – Nazih Richani

E-International Relations • Jun 6 2016 • Features

Nazih Richani discusses his extensive studies of asymmetric civil wars, the complex interdependencies of the Syrian conflict, and the possibility of peace in Colombia.

Review – Tranquilandia

Winifred Tate • Jan 8 2016 • Features

Tranquilandia is an important film, especially for viewers who have only been introduced to Colombian violence through such depoliticized, gringo-centric shows as Narcos.

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