Negotiating With Rebels: The Effect of Rebel Service Provision on Conflict NegotiationsWritten by on September 29, 2015
When rebels provide social services, do they have more leverage negotiating the terms of a peace deal? The literature suggests service-providing groups may, on average, have a wider base of support and a more centralized organizational structure.
Non-State Actors in Maritime SecurityWritten by on August 27, 2015
As part of an ongoing lessons-learned project based on Oceans Beyond Piracy’s work with the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, OEF Research is documenting the potential role of non-state actors in maritime security.
Non-State Actors in Maritime SecurityWritten by on July 20, 2015
Non-state actors have a strong counter-piracy role for the maritime sector, potentially greater than the role they play in land-based problems. They can provide direct services, or serve as the coordinators for networked structures to address collective problems.
The State of Maritime Piracy 2014Written by on June 10, 2015
This report is the fifth in a series by Oceans Beyond Piracy with support from OEF Research.These reports annually seek to assess the cost of maritime piracy - both economic and human - to the international community. Somali piracy off the Horn of Africa is one area of focus; following is piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
Social evolution in the shadow of asymmetrical relatednessWritten by on April 29, 2015
The persistence of altruism and spite remains an enduring problem of social evolution. It is well known that selection for these actions depends on the structure of the population—that is, on actors' genetic relationships to recipients and to the ‘neighbourhood’ impacted by their actions.
Building a Business Ecosystem in Somalia | The Case for Business AssociationsWritten by on March 4, 2015
Business associations can be an effective tool for facilitating good governance, but are an often incorrectly understood concept even by individuals close to the institutions. This paper introduces the potential benefit in the formation of business associations and provides a discussion about the challenges to business associations in post-con