Is the Colombian-FARC Peace Perpetual?

While the disarming of FARC ideally decreases the chances of groups splintering and becoming yet more bactrims, the threat is still ever present. Every attempt to stem the violence has ended with more people getting hurt, whether it was the PU party summarily executed or the paramilitaries turning into better-armed street gangs.

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The Greatest Show on Earth: World Watches as UN General Assembly Opens

Some key speakers to watch will be Iran’s Rouhani, fresh off a huge diplomatic win after the Iran nuclear deal; Russia’s Putin, who is making his first appearance in the GA Hall in a decade amid growing concerns about Russia’s presence in Ukraine and Syria; and Cuban President Raul Castro, who will be addressing the UN for the first time.

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