Talking Policy: César Gaviria on the Peace Treaty and Drug Policy in Colombia

César Gaviria [member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy] governed Colombia from 1990-1994, during which time he fought Pablo Escobar’s Medellín drug cartel and oversaw the civil war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Recently, the Colombian government signed a landmark peace deal with the FARC to put an end to the 53-year-old war. Gaviria talked with World Policy Journal about the implications of the deal, and how to minimize violence while conducting a war on drugs.

Interview in World Policy Journal.