On 10 December, President Juan Manuel Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo after successfully negotiating a Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. However, implementation of the agreement poses many challenges....▶
(This post is the introduction speech of Mariano Aguirre at the Seminar "Emerging Powers in the 21st Century" that took place in Oslo, Norway, 4 April 2011)This seminar is focussed on analyzing aspects of the international system’s new c...▶
The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. Mariano Aguirre reviews recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.▶
International missions that aim to support stability, peace- and state-building in crisis areas are often unsure of how to move forward. The idea is gaining ground that a ‘revisioning’ of such interventions is needed. Hybrid is the new buzzword.&n...▶
Mariano Aguirre is senior Advisor and leader of the Colombia programme at the Norwegian centre for conflict resolution NOREF. He worked before in the Peace Research Centre and FRIDE, in Madrid, and as program officer on peace and security at the Ford Foundation in New York.