International Reports

Colombia: Reform, Stagnation and New Hopes for Peace

by Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost

A Mid-Term Asessment of the Unidad Nacional Government

In August 2010, Juan Manuel Santos took over as the new President of Colombia. In the two years since his inauguration he has pushed through a new domestic and foreign agenda. When a few weeks ago Santos declared that peace talks would begin with the FARC-Guerilla, this marked the political high point of the first two years of his government.