August 29, 2016

SHOULD HAVE MADE THE MONROE DOCTRINE GLOBAL:

Colombia's Milestone in World Peace (STEVEN PINKER and JUAN MANUEL SANTOS, AUG. 26, 2016, NY Times)

The peace treaty announced this week between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, marks more than the end of one war. It is a milestone for peace in the Americas and the world.

The 52-year war between the Colombian state and the FARC is the oldest and only armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere, and the last one held over from the Cold War. From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, war -- in the classic sense of a violent conflict over governance or territory fought by at least one national army -- has disappeared. 



Posted by at August 29, 2016 5:59 PM

  

« 4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS!...: | Main | WE ARE ALL DESIGNIST NOW: »