After more than 50 years of armed conflict, the Colombian government and the largest and oldest guerrilla group in Latin America, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) finally struck a peace deal at the end of 2016 that formally ended the civil war. The agreement will necessitate the FARC’s transition into a legitimate political party. Undoubtedly, this will be a complicated process requiring participation from every sector of Colombian society – particularly the private sector, because it will...

After the June referendum in which a narrow majority of British voters favored leaving the European Union, Theresa May, campaigning for the Conservative Party leadership to replace David Cameron as prime minister, famously said “Brexit means Brexit.” For months, commentators and public officials alike debated what that phrase meant – and what kind of Brexit the UK would seek when it negotiated its withdrawal from the EU.

Now we know. In a long-awaited speech at Lancaster House on Tuesday before ministers and...

Europeans should take seriously Trump’s proposal for a greater financial contribution to NATO. This is the only way to prevent a catastrophe.

Only two years ago, my wife and I spent a year at research institutes in Berlin, and shared some happy moments buying holiday gifts at the Christmas market near the Memorial Church at the heart of the city. So the recent tragedy had special meaning for us. But as a long-time friend of Germany, I urge you not to allow it to divert your attention from more serious dangers....

A genocide is underway against the Rohingya of Myanmar. Chronic tensions and sporadic episodes of violent persecution of the group – an ethnic Muslim minority group based in Western Rakhine state, along Myanmar’s Bay of Bengal coast – have devolved into a concerted campaign over the past three months. As several recent reports document, in recent months security forces, allied militias, civil society...

Amidst heightened international interest in United States foreign policy under Trump, Yale professor and diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill met with Cuong Nguyen, First Secretary of the Vietnam Mission, Professor Bill Frasure (Connecticut College), and Professor Erik Harms (Yale Anthropology Department and the Council on SEAS) on December 16 to discuss President-elect Trump and the future of United States policy toward Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The meeting was organized and hosted by Quang Van, Senior Lector in...