Colombian voters head to the polls this weekend to elect a new president to lead their nation. Senior Fellow Mauricio Cárdenas says the outcome of the race is largely predictable but says the issues looming for Colombia’s next president will require strong leadership and an ability for global diplomacy.
[The recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee report on Russian meddling] is a thorough and comprehensive view of Russia’s decades-long political warfare against the West. The lesson learned from Europe, which has borne the brunt of Russian attacks, is that Russia can be deterred but that requires leadership. For that reason, this report would have sent a much stronger message to the Trump administration if it had Republican support. As is, it is an urgent warning and a call to action, but it may fall on deaf ears.