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Climate Migrants Farmers

July 25, 2016

Innovative Local Government Solutions for Climate Migrants

Good Governance

This spring, thousands of farmers and villagers left their homes in the drought-affected districts of the state of Maharastra (western region of India), seeking refuge in the state’s capital city of Mumbai.

African Currency Reform

July 22, 2016

Efforts To Stop Illicit Money Flows Could Backfire

Political Conflict, Business & Governance

A recent paper has proposed that eliminating high-denomination notes would make it harder to make illicit transactions, forcing actors in illegal networks to use alternative payment mechanisms.

Syrian schoolchildren

July 16, 2016

OEF Fellow Takes the Long View on NPR

Political Conflict

Taking the Long View, is the World Getting More or Less Violent? NPR asked this question of OEF Fellow Andrew Mack, who analyzes trends in global violence for the Human Security Report Project.

Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection

July 08, 2016

Peace Enforcement and Protection of Civilians in the DRC

Good Governance, Political Conflict

On November 20th 2012, fighters from the M23 rebel movement streamed past UN peacekeepers into the city of Goma, the provincial capital of the DRC’s North Kivu province. Fighters looted homes, killed suspected rivals, committed unknown numbers of sexual assaults, injured hundreds of civilians and caused tens of thousands, many already once displaced, to flee for their lives.

Erica Chenoweth Joins One Earth Future

July 06, 2016

Peace Expert Erica Chenoweth Joins OEF Research

Gender & Security, Political Conflict

Dr. Erica Chenoweth has joined its Research program as a Fellow, lending her expertise on civil resistance, trends in peace, governance, and political violence. 

Glass Ceilings Broken by Clinton and Merkel

June 23, 2016

What Happens After Glass Ceilings Shatter?

Gender & Security, Good Governance

If Hillary Clinton shatters that highest, hardest glass ceiling, what does that mean for women's representation in legislature? Research Associate Curtis Bell found that when a woman becomes a country's chief executive, the country starts electing more women to legislature.

Women in Goma

June 14, 2016

Trying to See the Forest for the Trees Amid Violence in Congo

Gender & Security, Good Governance, Political Conflict

“The rape capital of the world.”  This is how a UN official described the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) six years ago, and the tag stuck. Though the label reflects how sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, the label masks women’s powerful activism for peace and political participation in their country, depicting them solely as victims rather than agents of change... more

Protestors Clash with Police in Burundi

May 11, 2016

Trust and Justice In Burundi

Good Governance, Political Conflict

Hopes for peace in Burundi have been stymied as mediation talks have once again been postponed. If the government had implemented transitional justice mechanisms from an earlier peace and reconciliation agreement, would peace have had a better chance?