Colombia is drawing closer to a negotiated settlement that may end its half-century of violent conflict. Researchers and practitioners deeply engaged in the Colombian peace process — including the 3 writers of this month's Peace Policy, have found that academic research, when applied to the ongoing negotiations, has provided tangible guidance to the many actors working to achieve peace.

New posts in the January 2015 issue of Peace Policy:

John Paul Lederach, an internationally known peacebuilder, describes how data on peace accords has provided timely support in Colombian negotiations. More »

Jennifer McCoy, Director of the Carter Center's Americas Program, highlights progress and obstacles ahead in the Colombian peace process. More »

Francisco Diez, who is actively working on the Colombian peace process, explains Colombia from a mediator's perspective. More »

About Peace Policy

Peace Policy offers research-based insights, commentary, and solutions to the global challenge of violent conflict. Each issue features the writing of scholars and practitioners who investigate the causes of violent conflict and who seek to contribute to effective solutions and alternatives to the use of force.

Peace Policy is edited by David Cortright, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute, dcortrig@nd.edu.

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