News & Events

Self-Determination in peacebuilding - Timor Leste

May 31, 2015

In UN Peacebuilding, Local Ownership Takes Backseat

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

Local ownership of peacebuilding activities makes sense in theory, but is rarely put into practice in UN peace operations. Guest author Sarah von Billerbeck explains more in this blog based on her talk at OEF Research's scholar-practitioner series at the UN.

Piles of Teak in Myanmar

May 28, 2015

Blood Teak: Natural Resources Competition in Myanmar

Political Conflict

If Myanmar's government would need no pretext to roll back national political reforms, why might minority groups cause any provocation with escalating violence?  OEF Research Jay Benson wrote this blog on the Wilson Center's New Security Beat.

May 24, 2015

Financing the Negotiation of Community Agreements to Facilitate Sustainable Benefits from Mining

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

A roundtable workshop was hosted by the One Earth Future Foundation (OEF), in collaboration with the Ateneo School of Government and Puno and Puno Law Offices to provide strategic research support for developing the RTC Impact Fund.

Social Evolution: the Influence of our neighbors

May 18, 2015

Altruism & Spite: The Influence of Our Neighbors

Evolution, Cooperation, and ConflictThis vlog explains something new about the evolution of social behavior. Click to watch!
Illegal African Elephant Ivory Trade

May 14, 2015

Destabilizing Dark Networks: The Case of Illegal Trade in African Elephant Ivory

Political Institutions, Political Conflict, Business & Governance

One of the unintended consequences of the increasingly globalized world is the growth of international wildlife crime. This has led to a global crisis on the African continent that we should no longer ignore.

The Private Sector and R2P

May 12, 2015

The Power of the Private Sector - An Untapped Source of Atrocity Prevention

Political Conflict, Business & Governance

The private sector is often an underutilized, underestimated source for preventing and responding to atrocity crimes, says OEF Research's Conor Seyle on ICRtoP's blog.

Migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

May 11, 2015

Unsafe Sea Migration, and The Real Counter-Piracy Lessons

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

More than 1,600 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The month of April alone accounted for an estimated 1,100 dead in three separate accidents involving over-crowded vessels ferrying people fleeing the conflicts in Middle Eastern and Northern African countries for the safety of Europe.

Reducing wars to zero

May 07, 2015

From "Reduced War" to "Beyond War"

Political Conflict, Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

There are many questions we need to wrestle with if we want to seriously take on achieving a world beyond war. These are the central questions OEF asked a forum of global thought leaders to deliberate.