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.
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
Does the International Criminal Court Deter Torture?Written by Lindsay Heger, Eamon Aloyo, Yvonne M. Dutton on March 8, 2013
Despite widespread commitment to the international human rights regime, human rights abuses persist and go unpunished.
Organizing for Resistance: How Group Structure Impacts the Character of ViolenceWritten by Lindsay Heger, Danielle Jung, Wendy H. Wong on November 15, 2012
How does the way in which a group organizes change the lethality of the group's attacks? In this article, we argue that groups organized vertically as hierarchies are likely to conduct more lethal attacks.
Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting: The Cost of Failure in SomaliaJohn Norris, Bronwyn Bruton Written by John Norris, Bronwyn Bruton on September 19, 2011
This paper explores the staggeringly high costs of the crises response rather than the crises prevention approach by looking at the case of Somalia.