Interview with Ariel Ávila of Fundación Paz y Reconciliación from Adam Isacson on Vimeo.
A conversation with Ariel Ávila of Colombia’s Fundación Paz y Reconciliación. Ariel, who until 2013 ran the Conflict Observatory at the Corporación Nuevo Arco Iris think-tank, is one of Colombia’s most cited analysts of the country’s armed conflict and security situation.
Here, Ariel talks with Adam Isacson, senior associate for regional security policy at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), about prospects for a successful peace process between Colombia’s government and the FARC guerrilla group, the challenges this process might face, the likelihood of violence in a possible “post-conflict” phase, and whether the FARC are unified.
Recorded at WOLA’s offices in Washington in June 2013.