News & Events

February 21, 2018

Countering Violent Conflict: Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Political Conflict

In November 2012, troops from the M23 rebel group marched into the city of Goma, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN gave peacekeepers the mandate to take more offensive action to protect civilians. Within weeks the most powerful rebel group in the area had fallen apart and fled the country, and a new, more aggressive model of peacekeeping was ushered in. This model has... more

February 05, 2018

International Elections and Leaders: February 2018 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The REIGN Dataset (Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance) covers political conditions in every country, each and every month. We update the dataset monthly to reflect the most recent political events, such as coups, world elections, and changes in political leadership. We provide monthly election coverage and track... more

Honduras Election Aftermath

December 28, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: January 2018 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The final month of 2017 brought notable political developments to nearly every region. Elections will bring new political parties to power in Chile and Nepal.

December 12, 2017

Governance's Relationship Between State and Society

Good governance can thwart the conditions that give rise to armed conflict and provide the tools needed to mitigate disputes before they degenerate into war. The challenge of preventing war depends upon the strength of institutions and governance. If the capacities and qualities of governance can be improved, a better and more peaceful future awaits.

November 30, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: December 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The month of November, in addition to the coup against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, saw significant political change in several countries. 

November 28, 2017

OEF Research, Pangoal Institution, and OP Jindal University will jointly host a workshop on the role of non-Western and Global South actors in transforming global governance.

On 8 December 2017, OEF Research, Pangoal Institution, and OP Jindal University will jointly host a workshop at Pangoal Institution in Beijing on the role of non-Western and Global South actors in transforming global governance.  In an increasingly regionalized, pluralist, and decentralized world, new and emerging threats are requiring new systems to address.

November 28, 2017

One Earth Future at Build Peace 2017 Event

Business & Governance

One Earth Future hosted a workshop entitled: The Private Sector’s Role in Creating and Supporting Peace, at Build Peace 2017, in Bogota, Colombia.  The role of the private sector in supporting peacebuilding initiatives is largely unrecognized in formal peace agreements.

Zimbabwe Democracy

November 16, 2017

The Zimbabwean Coup: Is There Hope for Democracy?

CoupCast, Political Conflict

Coups are relatively rare now, but back in the 1960s and 1970s there were years when over a dozen coups occurred, mostly in Sub Saharan Africa. 

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