The FARC-EP’s rebel diplomacy in the Colombian peace process

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Laura García Restrepo, cordinadora de Cooperación Académica, Dirección de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia).

In recent decades, the world’s armed conflicts have mainly taken place within countries. As a result, it is all the more important to investigate internal armed conflicts from underexplored perspectives, such as the use of non-violent tactics by insurgent groups. It is in this sense that some scholars are using the term “rebel diplomacy” to refer to strategic relations between insurgents and international actors in order to achieve political and military objectives in times of war. Taking as a case study the recent peace process between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government, this paper analyses the role of the guerrilla group's rebel diplomacy during this process.

Key words: rebel diplomacy, internal armed conflicts, peace process, Colombia, FARC-EP


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How to cite this article: García Restrepo, Laura. «La diplomacia rebelde de las FARC-EP en el proceso de paz de Colombia». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 121 (abril 2019). DOI: