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Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

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15 September 2010
Central and South America

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Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

This PeaceBrief by Virginia M. Bouvier (2010) considers the swift move by new President Santos, in Colombia, to meet leaders of neighbouring countries, and the surprising move by the leader of FARC in inviting the President to enter dialogue without preconditions; it discusses the preference expressed by the Colombian government to negotiate independently with FARC rather than be mediated by UNASUR. The report also discusses challenges ahead, including the seemingly extensive conditions set out by the Government, and the reluctance of FARC to halt violence whilst in negotiations.


Interagency Coordination in the Event of a Terrorist Attack using Chemical or Biological Weapons or Materials

This report aims to familiarise member states with existing mechanisms in individual entities of the Working Group, as well as interagency mechanisms, in the context of the preparedness for, prevention of and response to terrorist attacks using chemical or biological weapons and materials.

GISF Forum Notes and Presentations – Eschborn September 2016

The presentations used by some speakers and the notes taken during the GISF Forum in Eschborn on the 22d and 23rd of September 2016 can be viewed here.

Lessons for Your Travel Risk Management From a Kidnap

This document briefly describes a kidnapping incident that was brought to court in 2015 and outlines the lessons learned from the case for travel security management.