Dr Annette Idler discusses the disarming of the Colombian FARC rebels

Annette Idler has appeared on the BBC World Service (29 August) to discuss the implications of the FARC ceasefire that was taking place almost simultaneously with her interview.

Annette pointed out that the ceasefire also encompassed an end to all hostilities against civilians, including extortion and kidnapping, and she gave a broad overview as to how this guerrilla organisation, that has been fighting the Colombian government for 52 years, can logistically end its operations and integrate into civilian life.

You can listen to Annette’s interview by clicking here (Annette appears at around 2m 8s): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p045g1nr

You can also read Annette's recent policy brief on this subject: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/publications/securing-peace-in-the-borderlands-a-post-agreement-strategy-for-colombia.html

Dr Annette Idler is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations and at Pembroke College; Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Programme