Accession Number:

ADA589226

Title:

Globalization and FARC

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This SRP demonstrated how globalization has changed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC, from a revolutionary communist movement in the 1960s, to a drug-trafficking group in the 1980s and to a Bolivarian movement in the 2000s. In addition globalization has changed the FARC in the way that they obtain their resources to survive, the world is changing every day and the new tools that technology can provide to this organization are some elements that help the FARC to succeed as an organization. The use of the black market is perfect to supply their needs. Yet to be involved in the chain of the drug trafficking to be able to maintain the entire that is working under ground, but they need to keep going in order to obtain their objectives. Additionally they need to spread their ideas using the Bolivarian movement to arrive to the countries of South America having the support of some leaders of the region. And the FARC will likely continue its guerrilla insurgency to maintain pressure on the government and generate an atmosphere of instability and insecurity in an attempt to force negotiations and political concessions from the government.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE