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Dante B. Fascell North-South Center (Fla.)

Works: 48 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 2,758 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Classifications: U413.A66, 355.43
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Most widely held works by Dante B. Fascell North-South Center (Fla.)
Colombian army adaptation to FARC insurgency by Thomas A Marks( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author points out that Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgents actively are pursuing a strategy to mobilize the disaffected and disposed people of Colombia, and to control the entire national territory. At the same time, he argues that no one in the national political establishment has taken the initiative to conduct an appropriate effort to deny FARC its objective. As a result, the Colombian Army has been left alone to direct the fight, without a coordinated and integrated national campaign plan or other resources that would allow for success. The author concludes that the Army has bought time, and there is still an opportunity for the United States to help Colombia deal with its insurgent threat in new ways
Colombia's paramilitaries : criminals or political force? by David E Spencer( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of this monograph was to explore the multiple dimensions of Colombia's ongoing crisis and inform the public debate regarding the challenges faced by the statesmen, intellectuals, military strategists, and others who take on the responsibility to deal with that crisis. Hopefully, it will also generate serious reflection about the tough choices Colombian, U.S., and other global leaders face. The author points out, first, that the Colombian paramilitary self-defense forces represent some important sectors of society, and enjoy more popular support from Colombian society than the insurgents. Second, the paramilitaries have developed into a powerful irregular force that is proving itself capable of challenging Colombian guerrillas. Third, while they commit horrendous atrocities, they have been successful where the state has not. Therefore, the paramilitaries are seen by many as a viable solution to the conflict. Finally, he argues that, until the segments of the society represented by the paramilitaries are--somehow-- incorporated into the solution to the Colombian crisis, there will be no solution
Perspectives from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a lack of a common view regarding precisely [beta]What is a threat?[gamma]and [beta]What is security?[gamma] which is the heart of the stability problem in Latin America. These authors acknowledge that the traditional definition of security and threat is no longer completely valid. They understand that a more realistic concept includes the protection of national sovereignty against unconventional internal causes and attackers. They also recognize that a close linkage exists among security, development, and democracy. Nevertheless, they were reluctant to take a broadened definition of national security to its logical conclusion. That is, to correspondingly broaden and integrate the roles of the national security forces into an internal sovereignty protection mission. Colombians now understand that that role is what makes stability, development, nd democracy possible. The security-stability equation in Latin America is extremely volatile and dangerous. In terms of the kind of environment that is essential to the entire North American strategy for the hemisphere, that stability situation is deserving of much more attention than it has had in the recent past
The past as prologue? : a history of U.S. counterinsurgency policy in Colombia, 1958-66 by Dennis M Rempe( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author outlines the history of U.S. counterinsurgency policy and the recommendations made by U.S. Special Survey Teams in Colombia from 1958-66. An examination of that history and the concomitant recommendations indicates that a review of that record would be in order. This monograph comes at a time when the United States is seriously considering broadening its policy toward Colombia and addressing Colombia's continuing internal war in a global and regional context. Thus, it provides a point of departure from which policymakers in the United States and Colombia can review where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go."--SSI site
Fighting the Hobbesian trinity in Colombia : a new strategy for peace by Joseph R Nuñez( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author analyzes the drug intervention conundrum of Colombia. He then summarizes the reasons for the violent and anarchic situation that frustrates those wishing to make peace and expand democracy. After introducing what he calls the Hobbesian trinity, the author discusses alternatives to intervention and notes the complexity of the human rights challenge. He suggests a new strategy for improving human security, government accountability, democratic reform, and peace prospects. The author argues that the current approach is heading the wrong way, moving away from peace and fomenting greater instability. He concludes that there is a window of opportunity for the United States to support Colombia in a new way in its war against this anarchic trinity. But this will involve overcoming political factions responsible for the current policy that he argues is ineffective
Plan Colombia : the strategic and operational imperatives by Gabriel Marcella( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is committed to helping Colombia fight its struggle against the violence and corruption engendered by the traffic in narcotics. This report examines the strategic theory within Plan Colombia, the master plan which the government of Colombia developed to strengthen democracy through peace, security, and economic development. The author argues that the United States and the international community must support this beleaguered nation. He cautions, however, that the main responsibility for success lies with the Colombians. They must mobilize the national resources and make the sacrifices to win back the country from the narco-traffickers, the insurgents, and the paramilitaries. To that end, Plan Colombia is a well-conceived strategy that must be sustained for the long term
The drug scourge as a hemispheric problem by Barry R McCaffrey( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Retired) argues that Colombia s 40 million citizens must not be deserted by their neighbors. Leaving the Colombians to deal in isolation with a pervasive drug problem will deeply affect all 800 million of us in the Western Hemisphere through addiction, violence, and corruption. Moreover, he argues that the United States and the entire international community must support a long-term commitment to Plan Colombia and to building cooperative multinational approaches to the tough drug-associated problems that face us all. This is an undertaking in which we all have an equal stake and an equal responsibility
The regional security crisis in the Andes : patterns of state response by Judith Gentleman( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The instability, corruption, displacement of people, and violence generated by Colombia s unholy trinity of narcotics traffickers, insurgents, and paramilitaries is spilling over into virtually all of northern South America and Panama. Thus, the stability and political sovereignty of the region are being compromised. And, at the same time, progress toward achieving the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the economic integration of the Western Hemisphere by 2005 is being severely threatened. The author outlines some of the detail and implications of the regional security crisis in the Andes and makes recommendations for U.S. civil-military involvement in the hemispheric security arena. She argues for the United States to lead in the articulation of strategic objectives, while designing a defensible and feasible policy that critical elements in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Japan can understand and support. She specifically argues for the U.S. military to build stronger and more cooperative security relationships within the circle of affected states around Colombia."--Summary
Plan Colombia : the view from the presidential palace by Eduardo Pizano( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a former member of the Colombian Senate and now the General Secretary to the President of Colombia, discusses various misconceptions stemming from the uncertainty and confusion that permeated conference discussions involving U.S. policy in Colombia and the implementation of Plan Colombia. He makes several points that are both compelling and instructive. First, Colombia s sovereignty is being impinged by illegal narco-trafficking organizations and insurgent allies that threaten democratic governance from within. Second, of necessity, Plan Colombia must include strong military and counternarcotics components. Third, Colombia has the military forces necessary to deal with the violence in the country, but the armed forces and the police need training, equipment, and mobility assets. Fourth, Plan Colombia also includes a very strong social component as a matter of fact, the vast majority of the $7.5 billion being allocated for the plan is designated for social and economic development purposes. Finally, he argues that there are no cocksure short-term answers to Colombia s problems. What is certain is that these problems are being dealt with aggressively by Colombia and its friends
European perceptions of Plan Colombia : a virtual contribution to a virtual war and peace plan? by Joaquín Roy( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Joaquin Roy, a Spaniard with valuable sources throughout Europe, notes that Europeans apparently do not approve of the seeming U.S. emphasis on providing military equipment and training to Colombia for a counternarcotics effort in what they see as a larger strategic political conflict. At the same time, he reports that Europeans are not only concerned with the counternarcotics violence in Colombia, but also with the economic, security, and political spillover effects for neighboring countries. Finally and logically, the author reflects the European concern that whatever contribution that might be made to Plan Colombia will likely be lost in the violence of a U.S.-led counternarcotics campaign
The search for accountability and transparency in Plan Colombia : reforming judicial institutions--again by Luz Estella Nagle( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that confidence in an efficient, courageous and transparent judiciary goes to the very heart of the governability of Colombia, and that Plan Colombia does not address the root causes of Colombia's problems. These are weak government, inequality, absence of citizen participation, corruption and an ineffective legal system. Fundamental reforms in Colombia should begin by directly strengthening the moral legitimacy of the government, holistically enhancing socioeconomic development, and meticulously reforming the legal system, thus reestablishing the rule of law. The rule of law, in turn, is critical to the achievement of the ultimate purposes of Plan Colombia--peace, prosperity, and the strengthening of the state. Systemic reform requires well-conceived, long-term, and careful implementation. Unless thinking and actions are reoriented to deal with these realities, the alternative is social calamity, criminal anarchy, and civil war
U.S. support of Plan Colombia : rethinking the ends and means by Stephen E Flynn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that the U.S. emphasis on drug control in its support of Plan Colombia is misguided and akin to prescribing an antibiotic regime to combat a disease not caused by bacteria or similar micro-organisms. The illegal drug industry in Colombia is not the cause of that country s fragile socio-political system, but a symptom of and a contributor to the fragility of the Colombian state. Continuing the analogy, Flynn argues that U.S. and Colombian emphasis on combating illicit drug cultivation and trafficking leads to several undesirable side effects
U.S. security policy in the western hemisphere : why Colombia, why now, and what is to be done? by Max G Manwaring( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is one in the Special Series of monographs stemming from the February 2001 conference on Plan Colombia cosponsored by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and The Dante B. Fascell North-South Center of the University of Miami. In substantive U.S. national security terms, Dr. Manwaring addresses the questions, Why Colombia, Why Now, and What Is To Be Done? He explains the importance of that troubled country to the United States. He points out that the fragile democracy of Colombia is at risk, and that the violent spillover effects of three simultaneous wars pose a threat to the rest of the Western Hemisphere and the interdependent global community. Then Dr. Manwaring makes a case against continued tactical and operational approaches to the Colombian crisis and outlines what must be done. In that connection, he recommends an actionable political-military strategy to attain security, stability, democratic governance, and a sustainable peace. The proposed strategy would not be costly in monetary or military terms. It would, however, require deliberate planning, cooperation, time, and will."--SSI
The United States and Colombia : the journey from ambiguity to strategic clarity by Gabriel Marcella( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American strategy towards Colombia has shifted from a counternarcotics focus to more comprehensive support for that nation[alpha]s security. This shift recognizes that Colombia[alpha]s problems are deeply rooted and go beyond illegal narcotics. In the last year the Bush administration committed the United States to help Colombia defend democracy and to defeat the illegal armed groups of the left and right, doing so by promising to help that nation extend effective sovereignty over national territory and provide basic security to the people. The author identifies the strategic challenge of Colombia within the framework of the weak state and ungoverned space, made more complicated by the violence and corruption generated by the international organized criminals sustained by illegal drugs. He argues that the lessons learned in dealing with the security challenges that Colombia faces will have powerful consequences for the adaptation of American strategy to the conflict paradigm of the 21st century
Implementing Plan Colombia : strategic and operational imperatives for the U.S. military by Max G Manwaring( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan Colombia : some differing perspectives by Gabriel Marcella( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph, with an introduction by Dr. Gabriel Marcella, includes four short, but interesting and important papers presented at a conference on Plan Colombia, sponsored by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the North-South Center of the University of Miami. General Charles E. Wilhelm, a former Commander-in-Chief of the United States Southern Command; General Alvaro Valencia Tovar, a former commander of the Colombian Army; Dr. Ricardo Arias Calderon, a former Vice President of Panama; and Mr. Chris Marquis, a correspondent for the New York Times, present four distinctly differing views regarding Plan Colombia. Their perspectives reflect the uncertainty and confusion expressed at the conference regarding U.S. policy in Colombia and the implementation of Plan Colombia. In that connection, there appears to be no consensus on what Plan Colombia is and what it is not. This disarray, as well as additional questions generated from it, demonstrates a pressing need to pursue the debate. This is important because, one way or another, Plan Colombia affects us all
Protest and collaboration : transnational civil society networks and the politics of summitry and free trade in the Americas by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the emergence of civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements organized in transnational networks and explores the politics of hemispheric integration exemplified by the Summits of the Americas and the parallel negotiations over the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Americas
Moving beyond privatization in Latin America : the government/business relationship by Robert E Grosse( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American trade strategy at century's end by Carol Wise( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines trade strategy and differential economic performance in Latin America, with a focus on the four countries, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
When democracy isn't all that democratic : social exclusion and the limits of the public sphere in Latin America by Philip Oxhorn( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of the public sphere in Latin America using a case study of Chile after the return of democratic government in 1990
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