Peace Is Slipping Away in Colombia

How the United States Can Help Win It Back

Luisa González / Reuters

Between 2000 and 2015, the United States provided Colombia—a country plagued by political and social strife—with more than $10 billion in aid in order to bring stability to the Andean nation. The U.S. government also sent hundreds of U.S. military trainers to help reform and professionalize the Colombian security forces. Partly as a result of these efforts, the South American state signed a peace deal in 2016 that promised to put an end to five decades of armed conflict within its borders. Implementation of these measures was meant to take place over 15 years and bore a price tag exceeding $30 billion. Washington …