RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 5members only

Filling the FARC-Shaped Void


As peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC seem to be reaching their conclusion, local and regional criminal groups gear up to fight for succession

If ongoing peace talks with the FARC succeed, it is unclear what will become of the guerrilla group’s illicit finance networks; who would replace the FARC in the drugtrafficking chain should they demobilise; and what would happen to their business interests in other illegal sectors. Against this backdrop, Matt Ince assesses whether a potential future peace deal with Colombia’s oldest insurgent group could open the door to new sources of violence and insecurity in Colombia in

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