An academic who has worked with the Colombian government says the path to peace was opened by improving quality of life for vulnerable populations.
The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
Scholars share their research with former combatants in Colombia, after a majority of Colombians voted against a peace deal. Can understanding reintegration help peace negotiations move forward?
A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Given their chance to ratify a deal to end a 60-year war, less than 40% of Colombians voted – and they threw it out.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
Colombia has a chance to get behind a peace agreement that its people have waited decades to see.
The director of a graduate program in homeland security debunks common misconceptions about the origins of political violence.
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
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.
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
Colombia is pursuing a bold programme to give people back land seized by paramilitaries. But its beneficiaries don't feel safe.
Colombia has set up a new peace process to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of victims of the FARC. But it's tried and failed at this approach before.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict.
Peace has been elusive in Colombia for so many years because of the country's economic history. To understand the reason why peace has come only now, one needs to "follow the money."