The worldview that has molded Washington's twin wars on drugs and terrorism constitutes an extremely narrow framework through which to address the complex problems Colombia faces. National security, defined exclusively in military terms, has taken precedence over equally significant political, economic, and social considerations.
Colombia and the United States: From Counternarcotics to Counterterrorism
Arlene B. Tickner is the director of the Center for International Studies and professor of international relations at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a professor of international relations at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
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Arlene B. Tickner; Colombia and the United States: From Counternarcotics to Counterterrorism. Current History 1 February 2003; 102 (661): 77–85. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.661.77
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