How Will Venezuela’s Ongoing Crisis Impact Colombia’s Peace With the FARC?

In this piece for World Politics ReviewWOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde and scholar Dimitris Pantoulas assess the potential for Venezuela’s political and economic crisis to impact Colombia’s peace process. As they note, Venezuela’s government played a key role in facilitating Colombia’s dialogue with FARC guerrillas, and is posed to do so again with the smaller ELN. If Venezuela’s economic woes and political turbulence continue to worsen, or if a change of government occurs, it could significantly alter Venezuela’s future role in supporting talks with Colombian rebels.