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In this new study of FARC’s involvement in Colombia’s illegal drug trade, veteran Bogotá-based reporter John Otis assesses the FARC’s current role in the taxation, production, and trafficking of illegal drugs as well as the significance of a May 2014 accord between the Colombian government and FARC negotiator. Read More

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“Sub-Saharan Africa’s young people are in effect the global labor force of the future,” says Wilson Center Fellow Jack Goldstone. “Whether they are productive, how large that cohort turns out to be, whether they find work or not, is going to have a bearing, I think, on all of us.”
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Jennifer Turner believes the U.S. and China’s climate and energy cooperation will encourage China to move their efforts in this direction even faster. “The Chinese have shown that they are shifting to try to become a much more low carbon economy,” she said. Read More

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"While it is true that a renewed quest to widen separatist-held territory would be a reckless adventure, fraught with costs for everyone involved, reckless foreign policy risk seems to be the new normal in Russia,” writes Michael Kofman. Read More

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While the role of the U.S. military has expanded and evolved as ISIL’s capabilities change, U.S. policies have not. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and others inside and outside of government, believe that Congress needs to debate and outline a new military policy and ultimately vote on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND. Read More

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    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

"Overall, China’s rise to greater regional power and America’s loss of global hegemon status are inevitable. The only real question is whether that transition will lead to more cooperation between a China and U.S. who increasingly share responsibility for major global issues, or to conflict," writes Jack A. Goldstone. Read More

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"Western sanctions have left Russia in dire financial circumstances — stuck somewhere between recession and stagnation. Though proven solutions exist for what now ails Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s geo-strategic and political choices have rendered these traditional economic approaches unworkable," writes Will PomeranzRead More

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