DDR

Colombia is a potential success story. A peace accord would not only end 50 years of civil war. It would also showcase ways that UN agencies can advance the cause of peace through humanitarian and development assistance.
The current Colombian reintegration program, launched in 2002, represents a portion of one of the most complex DDR processes in the world. Since establishing its strategic importance as part of the Colombian Peace and Security policy, the reintegration program has been characterized by its thoroughness.
Sometimes it is not just the numbers. The human factor and historical imperatives need play their role in policy formation. For Germany and for Europe, much more is at stake than simply the balance sheet of the European Central Bank.
Regan probably hastened the fall of the Wall by a few years, but it could have fallen without him. It could not however, have fallen without the sacrifices of those living under Soviet Communism.