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Goodbye, FARC? How to end the world’s longest civil war

Goodbye, FARC? How to end the world’s longest civil war
Cedric Algoed

Cedric Algoed

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Cedric Algoed holds an MA in Economics from the University of Ghent. He is currently enrolled in an LLM in Law and Politics of International Security at the VU Amsterdam. He focuses on civil war, the political economy of conflict and rebel governance.
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Ending the world’s longest insurgency is by no means a small feat. The roots of the FARC can be traced back to La Violencia (1948-1957). Out of these ideological riots the communist-inspired FARC emerged in the mid-1960s. Since their inception, they have allegedly defended the rights of peasants in rural Colombia. Thanks to the coca(ine) […]

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