News & Events

Michel Aoun returns to Lebanon

November 29, 2016

REIGN Dataset: December 2016 Updates

Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Political Institutions

Throughout November we tracked four countries completing leader transitions by very different processes, and an extremely busy month on the global election calendar.

Nato Ships

November 17, 2016

OEF Research Provides Support to Maritime Security Coordination Workshop

Political Institutions, Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

OEF Research supported Oceans Beyond Piracy in co-hosting, along with The Carter Center, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, a workshop on coordination of current maritime security activities in the Gulf of Guinea.

Driving Through Goma

November 15, 2016

Research Associate Proposes African Cities Governance Award

Business & Governance

A governance award for African cities can promote positive change in fragile and low-income states, says OEF Research's Victor Odundo Owuor on The Fragile States Resource Center. 

Myanmar Democracy

November 11, 2016

Could Greed Derail Myanmar’s Democratic Transition?

Forecasting, Political Institutions, CoupCast

For many, Myanmar’s evolving democratic transition spells the end of the military’s role in politics. But could the challenge reform poses to the junta’s entrenched economic interests affect the young democracy’s risk of coup?

Coups Attempts October

November 02, 2016

Did We Really See Four Coup Attempts in October?

Forecasting, Political Conflict, CoupCast

There weren’t any coups in October, but many leaders used coup accusations to discredit their opponents and advance their political agendas.

Chance of Coup in Congo

October 27, 2016

REIGN Dataset: November 2016 Updates

Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders, Political Institutions

We recorded only two leader transitions in October 2016. Somalia and Haiti had elections scheduled for October, but both contests were delayed until November 2016.

Strategies for Peace

October 26, 2016

OEF Research Chairs “Strategies for Peace” Discussion

Business & Governance

OEF Research Director Conor Seyle chaired a discussion about the role of the private sector in preventing and stopping mass atrocities as a part of the Stanley Foundation’s annual “Strategies for Peace” conference.

Cover Images from OEF Research Report on National Action Plans

October 18, 2016

From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra Leone

Gender & Security

A new report by OEF Research and Inclusive Security investigates National Action Plans to implement UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. The report looks at four different countries with conflict-affected and post-conflict settings.