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.
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
The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security GovernanceWritten by Lindsay Heger, Deborah Avant on February 12, 2014
The workshop series “The New Power Politics: Networks, Governance, and Global Security” examined how various networks of state and non-state actors work to address the governance of security.
Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: How Government, Business, and Non-Governmental Leaders Transform Complex Challenges into New PossibilitiesFred Krawchuk Written by Fred Krawchuk on November 26, 2013
A hallmark of the contemporary international system is the complexity of problems facing actors today. Yet creative facilitators can build bridges between a wide array of actors to address these most difficult challenges.
How to distinguish altruism from spite (and why we should bother)Written by Daniel Brian Krupp on October 8, 2013
Social behavior is often described as altruistic, spiteful, selfish, or mutually beneficial. These terms are appealing, but it has not always been clear how they are defined and what purpose they serve.
Improving global accountability: The ICC and nonviolent crimes against humanityEamon Aloyo Written by Eamon Aloyo on October 7, 2013
Scholars have proposed a number of different ways to improve global accountability, but none has adequately addressed how individuals who commit widespread or systematic nonviolent wrongs can be held to account.
The Human Cost of Maritime Piracy 2012Written by Conor Seyle, Kaija Hurlburt on June 1, 2013
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of the One Earth Future Foundation; the International Maritime Bureau (IMB); and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to present the Human Cost of Maritime Piracy, 2012.
Burden Sharing Multi-level Governance: A Study of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of SomaliaWritten by Conor Seyle, Danielle A. Zach, Jens Vestergaard Madsen on May 26, 2013
The world confronts many threats with transnational dimensions that transcend the the capacity of states to address.
Business Participation in the Responsibility to ProtectWritten by Conor Seyle on April 26, 2013
Past research on business engagement with human rights, peace, and security has identified specific reasons why national and transnational companies may be interested in participating, as well as how they have contributed to protecting human rights
Governance, Democracy and Peace: How State Capacity and Regime Type Influence the Prospects for War and PeaceWritten by Conor Seyle, David Cortright, Kristen Wall on April 26, 2013
This white paper offers a synthetic review of empirical evidence on the elements of state governance that affect interstate and intrastate armed conflict. In the first part of the paper we examine state capacity and institutional quality.