Michael Shifter

Global Politics

The anatomy of the FARC

For decades, Colombia has been ravaged by a civil war pitting the left-wing guerrilla group FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) against right-wing paramilitary organizations. And, in recent months, FARC has persisted in news headlines What is the FARC? The Takeaway looks at the rebel force.

Global Politics

The anatomy of the FARC

For decades, Colombia has been ravaged by a civil war pitting the left-wing guerrilla group FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) against right-wing paramilitary organizations. And, in recent months, FARC has persisted in news headlines What is the FARC? The Takeaway looks at the rebel force.