US-Colombia Task Force

The Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force, co-chaired by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), is a nonpartisan, binational, and multi-sectoral group created to strengthen US-Colombia diplomatic and economic ties. Through timely expert insights, it advances whole- of-society solutions with broad support in Colombia and the United States to address the most challenging policy issues affecting Colombia, while also promoting US interests in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Experts of the Americas – Episode 11: Polarization in Colombia

Lina Torres, Director of Knowledge Management and Strategy at Movilizatorio, and Camila Hernandez, Assistant Director and Colombia Lead at the Latin America Center, discuss polarization in Colombia. Watch the episode to find out what divides and what unites the Colombian people.

Experts of the Americas – Episode 10: Promoting sustainable development in Colombia’s Pacific region

María Isabel Ulloa, executive director at ProPacífico, and Camila Hernandez, assistant director and Colombia lead at the Atlantic Council, discuss the importance of promoting sustainable development in Colombia’s Pacific Region.

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New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Colombia’s first leftist president is taking office. What should the US expect from him?

By Atlantic Council experts

We reached out to our top Latin America minds to break down what a Gustavo Petro presidency will mean for this longstanding strategic relationship.

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Allies US-Colombia Book

Jun 1, 2022

Agenda | Allies: Twenty-seven bold ideas to reimagine the US-Colombia relationship

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Agenda for June 1, 2022 event, Allies: Twenty-seven bold ideas to reimagine the US-Colombia relationship.

Americas Colombia

Press Release

Jun 1, 2022

In new Atlantic Council book, US and Colombia influencers propose new vision for US-Colombia ties

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center published its first book, Allies: Twenty-Seven Bold Ideas to Reimagine the US-Colombia Relationship, that outlines a new vision for US-Colombia relations amid the bicentennial of diplomatic relations and as new local and global challenges call for a reimagined partnership.

Colombia Economy & Business
Colombia

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jun 1, 2022

Advance democracy, security and rule of law

By Bill Brownfield

Go behind the scenes of the launching of Plan Colombia and explore the balancing act between the “hard side” and “soft side” of the foreign policy community, and how the flexibility of both sides and commitment of US and Colombian government made it a success.

Colombia Latin America
Oil pump at sunset

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Special investment case study

By Vicki Hollub

When I was asked to become the inaugural chair of the US-Colombia Business Council in 2017, I agreed without hesitation. My work in supporting two different administrations to help broaden and deepen bilateral social and economic ties is rooted in the extensive his- tory of Occidental Petroleum (“Oxy”) in Colombia. Almost forty years have passed […]

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Partner for sustainable pathways

By Paula Caballero and Sarah Gammage

The United States and Colombia can play a key role in supporting green recovery and nature-positive futures by applying the commitments and frameworks they have pledged to uphold to shift the balance of fossil fuels and renewables in their energy sourcing.

Climate Change & Climate Action Colombia

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Deepen conservation partnerships

By John B. Gantt

The United States has had a long, valuable collaboration with Colombia to conserve nature, biodiversity, and sustainable natural resources; prospects for further progress are promising.

Climate Change & Climate Action Colombia

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Innovate to protect our ecosystems

By Sandra Valenzuela

Mobilizing financial mechanisms and methods to reduce deforestation, preserve Colombia’s biodiversity, and promote social inclusion and governance are ongoing challenges. Here’s how Colombia and the United States could accomplish these goals.

Climate Change & Climate Action Colombia

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Prioritize internally displaced people

By Elizabeth Ferris

The history of internal displacement in Colombia, government responses, and the impact of the 2011 Victims Law and 2016 peace agreement provide the foundation for understanding recent challenges—and possible solutions— to continued and new displacements.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Support a holistic migration strategy

By Andrew Selee and Diego Chavez-González

Colombia has welcomed displaced Venezuelans with open arms, setting a global example. Continuing and deepening these policies will remain challenging and require even greater US and international support.

Colombia Latin America

Experts