News & Events

UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans

October 19, 2015

Our Investigation on National Action Plans for Women, Peace, and Security

Gender & Security, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

OEF Research and Institute for Inclusive Security are on a mission to find out what impact National Action Plans have had, if any, in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

Turkey Nobel Peace Prize shows Power of Collaboration

October 13, 2015

Want to make the world a more peaceful place? Follow the lead from Tunisian civil society

Political Institutions, Political Conflict, Business & Governance

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize represents a first in the history of the Nobel Committee.

risoner exchange between Hamas and Israel

October 01, 2015

Service-Providing Terrorists Negotiate Better

Political Conflict

Terrorist Groups that Provide Social Services to their Local Supporters are More Likely to Engage in Peace Negotiations with Governments

Coups more likely during wartime

September 30, 2015

Pioneering Study Finds Wartime Coups More Likely

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

First Study on Relationship Between Civil War and Coup Finds Coups More Likely During Wartime

Maryland, 28 September 2015:  Many of the coups that happened since 1950 occurred during civil war, but until now there has been no evidence to show how civil war affects coup activity.

Doctors Without Borders in Liberia

September 25, 2015

Sharing the Stage: Non-State Actors as Leaders in Global Governance

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

The expectation is that state and non-state actors should be on the same team, but in reality, they are often playing against each other.

Does poverty reduction mean development?

August 25, 2015

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: How Did Poverty Reduction become Synonymous with Development?

Political Institutions

Why is poverty reduction the ultimate goal of development, and what are the results of this focus? Guest author Elham Seyedsayamdost wrote this blog for OEF based on her research that was discussed at OEF's scholar-practitioner series at the UN.

Somali Diaspora Investment

August 06, 2015

Introducing the Somali Investment Survey: Catalyzing Investment to Grow Somalia.

Political Institutions, Business & Governance

In Somalia's progressively complex financial ecosystem, members of the Somali diaspora are playing a major role.

Harmonizing Data

July 13, 2015

Aubrey Fox: Harmonizing Data to Define Peace

Political Conflict

OEF and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) co-hosted the Denver launch of the 9th annual Global Peace Index in June.

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