Prospects of the peace process in Colombia

image:  “No + Farc” by Camilo Rueda López by Angela Muñoz Aroca The FARC and the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, are about to sign an agreement that will put an end to the lengthiest conflict in the Western hemisphere, which has been fueled for more than 50 years, and that has cost the lives of more than 200,000 people and the displacement of millions. The negotiations, … Continue reading Prospects of the peace process in Colombia

The Fall of Democracy and the Return of Dictatorship? The Portrait of South Korea in March 2016

  image:  “NIS Stop!” by People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (참여연대)  by Wint Jan “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” – Benjamin Franklin Since February, South Korean citizens have experienced some rather extraordinary political events, the likes of which they have not experienced for two decades. These events remind them of the … Continue reading The Fall of Democracy and the Return of Dictatorship? The Portrait of South Korea in March 2016