Diego Cardona T.


About Diego Cardona T.

Colombian. Barchelor in Finance and International Relations. Master's degree in Political Science. Current student of a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)


El Chavismo: The Lesson From Venezuela To Other Latin American Countries

Venezuela is about to collapse. The country is deeply divided between those who support the revolution and the opposition that wants to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, who inherited the power from Hugo Chavez, and change the destiny of the country. The profound economic crisis and the shortage of basic goods have […]


From Regional To Global: China Opens Its First Military Base Abroad

On the 1st of August, a flag raising ceremony was held in Djibouti to celebrate the formal opening of China’s first overseas military base. The Chinese government started to build the base last year and its opening coincides with the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, which is the […]


Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]


U.S. Warship Sails Near Disputed Island In The South China Sea

Over the past few days, the USS Stehem sailed close to Triton Island, which is part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, a territory claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam in the South China Sea dispute. The warship, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed below the territorial limits that are internationally recognized, which […]


FARC Is No Longer An Armed Group

On June 26, 2017, FARC completed the disarmament process, in compliance with the timeline agreed with the Colombian Government. The United Nation Mission in Colombia certified the storage of 7,132 arms, the entirety of FARC’S registered individual weapons, only excluding those that “under the Road Map” will be used for […]


Nuclear Threat Is Back: Are New Generations Aware Of The Danger?

In 1945, the US dropped two devastating bombs, known as ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat man’, over Hiroshima and Nagasaki starting a new era in war, the nuclear era. The end of the WWII was just the beginning of a new conflict, the Cold War; and the US nuclear hegemony was […]


The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]


FARC Lays-Down 30% Of Its Arsenal To UN Mission In Colombia

On June 7, ex-rebel group, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), laid down 30% of its weapons in compliance with its timeline agreement with the Colombian Government. The UN Mission in Colombia now has a total of 2,300 weapons stored in its containers, which represent exactly 31% of the weapons previously registered and […]