OEF Research views political conflict as symptomatic of a breakdown in governance. We take an inclusive view of political conflict by examining many forms, including interstate war, civil war, terrorism, government repression, rebellion, and protest. Similar across all modes of political conflict is that the parties resort to disruptive and sometimes violent tactics as a strategic choice toward some political end. OEF Research explores a myriad of issues about this process, such as how actors end up in conflict (root causes), conflict dynamics, peace negotiations, the international community’s role in preventing or encouraging conflict, the role of non-state actors during and after conflict, and how political institutions can be used to consolidate peace.
Countering Violent Conflict: Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Legitimacy, Rationality, and the Danger of Social Media for Peaceful Societies
On the Brink of Civil War, Tunisians Averted Crisis. How They Did It and Why It Matters.
To Achieve Peace, Colombians Must Get Beyond the Victim and Perpetrator Narrative
Daniel Brian Krupp, OEF Research Fellow argues that morality isn't a compass but, more of a subconscious calculator.
Climate Change Causes Conflict? Climate Change Doesn’t Matter? Don’t Rush to Conclusions Either Way
Alternative Facts and Unconscious Bias: How We are Less Rational than We Think
OEF Research on Charged Affairs Blog: What Will It Take to Bring Peace in Ukraine?
International Elections and Leaders: March 2017 Update
OEF Research Fellow Describes Implications of Life Expectancy Study
Natural Disasters and Conflict Resolution: What Can International Actors Do?
REIGN Dataset: February 2017 Updates
Dr. Conor Seyle to Participate in Bridging the Gap Workshop
REIGN Dataset: January 2017 Updates
Participants at One Earth Future Forum Set Sights on a World Without War
What Violence Prevention Can Learn from Public Health Campaigns
Social evolution in the shadow of asymmetrical relatednessWritten by Daniel Brian Krupp, Peter D. Taylor on April 29, 2015
The persistence of altruism and spite remains an enduring problem of social evolution.
Powering Progress: The Potential Of Renewable Energy In SomaliaJami Nelson Nuñez Written by Jami Nelson Nuñez on March 4, 2015
This report describes the evolving landscape of energy in the country and outlines the burden of limited electricity services and extremely high tariffs on households, businesses, and the environment.
The Role of Business in the Responsibility to ProtectOne Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on December 19, 2014
This policy brief is based on “The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect,” a chapter which appeared in The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization.
Votes and violence: Pursuing terrorism while navigating politicsWritten by Lindsay Heger on December 5, 2014
Many of the world’s most infamous terrorist organizations demonstrate clear political aptitude, maintaining highly successful political parties while simultaneously carrying out terrorist attacks.
Cooperation and Competition in Large ClassroomsWritten by Daniel Brian Krupp, Joseph Kim, Peter Taylor, Pat Barclay on October 23, 2014
Instructors of large classes often face challenges with student motivation. The classroom incentive structure – grades, extra credit, and instructor and peer acknowledgement – may shape student motivations to engage in their studies.
The Systematic Prosecution of Somali Pirate Leadership and the Primacy of Multi-Level CooperationJonathan Bellish Written by Jonathan Bellish on August 15, 2014
Since 2010, well over $100 million has been spent on investigating, prosecuting, and imprisoning pirates operating off the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been subject to two related criticisms.
The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding: The Case of the 2013 Election CycleWritten by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wisor on June 9, 2014
Following the disputed presidential election results in 2007- 08, widespread violence engulfed Kenya, killing over one thousand people and displacing hundreds of thousands. One in three Kenyans were directly affected by the violence.
Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against HumanityOne Earth Future Written by One Earth Future on May 9, 2014
The journal Global Constitutionalism published an article by Eamon Aloyo in its November 2013 issue entitled, “Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity.”Aloyo’s article represents the view that some nonviolent