A court decision securing last year's peace deal and a new ceasefire have invigorated Colombia's peace process, but there are plenty of ways it could still go wrong.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
History was made with the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Making the gesture a reality will require a concerted effort from all involved.