2013-09-14 09:28:42 - New Defense research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
The five decades of civil war which Colombia has suffered has left its mark on the country. The conflict has become a complex web of protagonists involving the government, the security forces; left-wing guerrilla groups, the largest of which being the FARC organisation; right-wing paramilitaries, criminal gangs and drug traffickers. While much of this conflict has been played out in Colombia's rural areas, cities too have become battlegrounds, with kidnappings and homicide common. This has served to retard the country's political and economic development, and has been detrimental for Colombia's reputation abroad.
Successive Colombian governments have sought to bring the war to an end either via the increasing the use of force by the security forces and the country's military, through
negotiation or through both mechanisms. The government is currently involved in negotiations with FARC in Cuba which are scheduled for conclusion in November 2013. While these negotiations are being reported as arguably the most productive for some years, there is still no guarantee that they will result in a lasting agreement between the government and the guerrilla organisation. Moreover, other armed groups are active in Colombia and a lasting agreement with FARC would not necessarily mean an end to the civil war.
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The ongoing violence which Colombia has suffered has resulted in the government developing a significantly equipped army and, to a lesser extent, air force and navy. Much of this has been made possible with the generous military aid lavished on the country by the United States as part of Washington's 'War on Drugs'. As well as importing large quantities of materiel from the United States, Colombia has increasingly diversified its sources of supply towards Russia, Israel, other Latin American countries and European suppliers.
Report Table of Contents:
BMI Industry View
- Colombia Defence SWOT
- Colombia Security SWOT
- Business Environment
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Colombia Defence Expenditure
- Armed Forces
- Table: Colombia Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated) 2001 - 2009
- Table: Manpower Available For Military Service, 2010-2017 (aged 16-49 unless otherwise stated)
- Defence Trade
- Table: Colombia Defence Trade Balance (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Exports (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Imports (US$mn)
- Economic Analysis
- Table: Colombia - GDP by Expenditure, Real Growth %
Latin America Security Risk Ratings
- Latin America Risk Reward Ratings
- Table: Latin America Regional Security Ratings
- Table: Latin America State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- Colombia Security Risk Ratings
- Colombia Defence Market Overview
- Armed Forces
- Government Spending
- Procurement Trends and Developments
- Arms Trade Overview
- Colombia Security Overview
- Domestic Threats
- Regional Threats
- International Threats
- Industria Militar (Indumil)
- Americas Security Overview
Global Industry Overview
- Global Political Outlook
- Defence Industry
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