IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

Colombia held a presidential election on May 29. Since no candidate won more than 50%, Leftist former guerrilla Gustavo Petro and millionaire "King of Tik-Tok" Rodolfo Hernandez will compete in a runoff election on June 19. 

"Two Erratic Presidential Candidates Put Colombia at Risk" - The Economist

"Colombia is taking a step into the unknown. Either candidate could destabilise a country that was on track for at least modest success. Colombians need not look far to see the harm that demagoguery can do. The right-wing sort has marred Brazil since 2019; the left-wing sort has wrecked Venezuela. If elected, Mr Petro may be slightly more likely than Mr Hernández to accept checks and balances. But whoever wins, Colombia’s institutions will have to brace themselves."

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/06/02/two-erratic-presidential-candidates-put-colombia-at-risk

"Colombia's Presidential Vote Headed for a Runoff" - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/29/americas/colombia-election-vote-intl-latam/index.html

"Meet the Candidates: Colombia" - Americas Quarterly

https://www.americasquarterly.org/article/meet-the-candidates-colombia-2/

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