Alternatives to war: Colombia’s peace processes
Publication date: 
2004
Accord issue: 
14

Drawing on his experience as a member of the Commission of Distinguished Citizens established by President Andrés Pastrana and the FARC and to provide recommendations for the peace process, Carlos Lozano argues that for negotiations to succeed the country’s elite must decide what is and what isn’t negotiable. He argues that the Establishment has a will for peace but not a will for change, leaving negotiations to revolve around procedural rather than substantive issues.