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Drugs and Insurgents in Colombia

A Regional Conundrum

by Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk

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Abstract

This research brief describes work documented in Colombian Labyrinth: The Synergy of Drugs and Insurgency and Its Implications for Regional Stability (MR-1339-AF).

Excerpt: In Colombian Labyrinth: The Synergy of Drugs and Insurgency and Its Implications for Regional Stability, RAND authors Angel Rabasa and Peter Chalk address this need by focusing on the sources of Colombian instability and by defining the major players in the country's internal conflicts. The authors then outline the Colombian government's response to its internal crisis as well as the impact of current U.S. assistance programs. The study concludes by examining possible scenarios for Colombia's future, assessing their implications for the security of neighboring states and suggesting how U.S. policy toward the region might best be redefined.

This research brief describes work done for RAND's Project AIR FORCE.

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