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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In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Invest in diversity and inclusion

By Gregory W. Meeks

Without the participation of Afro-Colombians, Indigenous communities, and women, it is unlikely we will achieve lasting peace and stability in Colombia and meet our global climate goals. Those in power— including Congress—must make the systemic change needed for these groups to be part of the solution.

Colombia Human Rights

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Recognize the high stakes

By Michael T. McCaul

The achievements of the US-Colombia relationship have laid the foundation for what must be a new era of increased, deepened collaboration to confront new and emerging threats.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Adapt intelligence capabilities for new threats

By Kiron K. Skinner and David R. Shedd

Colombia continues to grapple with internal security challenges years after the peace agreement. The United States should continue to work with Colombia to address evolving security threats.

Colombia Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Think broader to advance security

By Juan Carlos Pinzón

Advancing the US-Colombia security relationship through innovation is in the best interest of both countries. A stronger Colombia can spur democracy and freedom in the Western Hemisphere, while a weaker Colombia opens the door to regional violence and instability. Colombia cannot fall or fail.

Colombia Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Ensure a whole-of-government approach

By Rebecca Bill Chavez

Despite the great potential to achieve long-term peace throughout Colombia, without a well-funded whole-of- government approach focused on social recovery of territory, these efforts run the risk of not living up to their promise and that of the 2016 peace accord.

Colombia Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Invest in our military relationship

By Craig Faller

Hemispheric and global security benefit from the Colombian military’s highly skilled forces and the US-Colombia security partnership. We should build on the fundamental strengths of the US-Colombia military relationship and prioritize areas for our militaries to further enhance the relationship in the ever-changing global security environment.

Colombia Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Prioritize comprehensive security assistance

By David H. Petraeus

There is no country better positioned to stand by Colombia than the United States, just as there is no country in South America whose partnership is more valuable to the United States. It is time for the United States to translate that reality into coherent, comprehensive, and committed action.

Colombia Conflict
Cartagena

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Look to the new Colombia

By P. Michael McKinley

Revitalizing the US partnership with Colombia based on a shared vision of a more prosperous, equal, and greener future seems like a more solid foundation for building out the next two hundred years of diplomatic ties than simply recycling the past.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Build on shared global priorities

By Carolina Barco

As we celebrate the bicentennial of the US-Colombia relationship, we should focus on what lies ahead. Now is the time to develop new approaches and responses that will lead to more just, prosperous, and inclusive societies that can rebuild trust and confidence in our governments, democracies, and the ideals of freedom and the rule of law.

Colombia Latin America

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Counter new strategic challenges

By Senator Roy Blunt

As the US faces significant global challenges and an era of great power competition, our alliance with Colombia has become increasingly important for safeguarding democratic values and regional stability.

Colombia Latin America

Experts