Rachel Clarke, CNN: Colombia: 52 years of war, 220,000 dead, now peace
(CNN)The end seems near for one of the world's longest running conflicts, with the announcement of a peace deal between the government of Colombia and the Marxist rebels of FARC.
Here's what you need to know:
A brief history of the war
It's been a devastating war, with more than five decades of battle between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known by the Spanish acronym FARC) and the country's government.
It began in 1964, after the success of the Cuban revolution, with the rebels wanting to forcibly redistribute wealth.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 25, 2016
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Why Turkey sending tanks into Syria is significant -- Tim Lister, CNN
Erdogan takes a risk fighting on three fronts -- David Gardner, Financial Times
The Real Enemy Within Turkey -- Aaron Stein, The Atlantic
How Barack Obama sold out Syrians to appease Iran -- Terry Glavin, National Post
Why Bibi is rejoicing as Obama's term nears end -- Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor
How to Stop the Taliban in Afghanistan's Most Crucial Province -- Ahmad Murid Partaw, National Interest
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Dilma Rousseff's last chance -- Astrid Prange, DW
Is Doomsday Inevitable For Venezuela? -- Luis Colasante, Oil Price
Colombia stakes peace deal on vote; but for millions, their future is at stake -- Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports
Facing the New Reality of Homegrown Terrorism -- David Shedd, Cipher Brief
We can’t afford to give terrorists a one-way ticket back to the battlefield -- House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), The Hill
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