Category Military

COLOMBIA AFTER THE FARC. THE COSTS AND DIVIDENDS OF PEACE

As Barack Obama was leaving Cuba after his historical visit, the first by a U.S. president in 80 years, and as Belgium and the world were mourning the victims of Brussels’ recent terrorist attacks, an important date in Colombia’s history went by almost unnoticed on the world stage. March 23rd 2016 marked the self-imposed deadline […]

Lone Wolf Operatives: The New Trend of Transnational Terrorism

There’s no universal consensus on a definition for terrorism. When you type the word “Terrorism” on Google, the first definition to pop out is: “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” Although this is pretty reductive, let’s use this definition to simplify things. Terrorism doesn’t have to be religious, but […]

Make the Arctic a land of opportunity, not a new Far West

As the global climate changes, the Arctic gets increasingly accessible. Receding ice opens navigational ways to commerce and to the very appealing potentials of the region’s natural resources. If these fascinating new promises make the bordering states see the North Pole as a new Klondike, the contested territorial waters and the blurry Exclusive Economic Zones […]