News & Events

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.

October 18, 2016

Women Demand Inclusion in Peace and Security Efforts

Gender & Security

BROOMFIELD, Colorado—According to a recent report from OEF Research and Inclusive Security, women are pressuring governments around the world to include them more in building and maintaining peace in their countries.

Former Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

October 14, 2016

What is a Coup d’État?

Forecasting, Political Institutions, Political Conflict, CoupCast

For every successful or attempted coup d'état there are dozens if not hundreds of events that are described as such.

President Jacob Zuma with Congolese President Joseph Kabila at the People’s Palace in Kinshasa. (Photo: GCIS)

September 30, 2016

Discussing Political Inclusion in the DRC

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

In an article for Political Violence @ a Glance, OEF Researcher Jay Benson discusses how delays in scheduling planned elections in the DRC have recently led to incidents of violence. While President Joseph Kabila's government has often met political opposition with violent repression, it... more