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Kyle Johnson

Senior Analyst, Colombia
Bogotá, Colombia

Kyle Johnson

Crisis Group Role:

Kyle Johnson is Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Colombia since January 2016. He has over 10 years of experience studying the Colombian armed conflict and related issues, and has lived in Bogotá for more than 6 years. Kyle has extensive field experience in the country and has focused on conflict dynamics and peacebuilding on a local level.

Areas of expertise:

  • The Colombian armed conflict
  • Drug trafficking and illegal economies
  • Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)
  • Colombian politics
  • Armed conflict theories
  • Role of violence in social power

Professional Background:

Kyle worked for 3 years at the Bogotá-based NGO Corporación Nuevo Arco Iris, as well as in Colombia's National Center for Historic Memory. He also served for over two years at the International Organization for Migration as the Coordinator of its Analysis Unit.

He studied Political Science at the University of Connecticut and received a Master's in Political Science from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.

Select Publications:


  • English
  • Spanish

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