News & Events

April 06, 2018

International Elections and Leaders: April 2018 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

April's REIGN update discusses elections in Cuba, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Russia and Italy. 

Curtis Presents Maritime Security Index

March 27, 2018

Dr. Curtis Bell presents The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index

Good Governance

On  March 27th Dr. Curtis Bell presented The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index to an academic workshop focusing on migration and conflict hosted by the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bell was invited to talk about maritime migration, conflict, and the emerging Global Compact on Migration.

Stable Seas Presentation

March 26, 2018

Kelsey Soeth Presents The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index

Good Governance, Stable Seas

On March 26th, Kelsey Soeth presented The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index to top military officials from more than a dozen West African countries in Libreville, Gabon. She participated in Obangame Express, the US organized annual naval exercise for Gulf of Guinea nations.

March 26, 2018

Dr. Seyle at the Connecticut Maritime Association Conference

Dr. Conor Seyle presented on the long-term impact of piracy at Connecticut Maritime Association annual conference on March 13, 2018.  The conference is held each March in Stamford, Connecticut, has gained a reputation as the premiere shipping gathering in North America and attracts over 2,400 major domestic and international industry players each year.

March 05, 2018

OEF Research Contributes to Discussions on Seafarer Welfare

OEF Research Director, Dr. Conor Seyle, joined representatives from open registry states, ship-owners associations, researchers, and health certification bodies in Newark to discuss how to reduce the long-term impact of maritime security challenges on seafarers. The group will make recommendations for incorporating welfare concerns into seafarer trainings and... more

March 02, 2018

Businesses Contribute to Data Revolution for Peace

Business & Governance, Good Governance

A new study shows how public-private partnerships can contribute to the data revolution, called for by the UN Secretary-General, to strengthen the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Role of the Private Sector in Support of Reporting Under SDG 16 explores how businesses can... more

March 01, 2018

International Elections and Leaders: March 2018 Update

Political Forecasting, REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

The March 2018 REIGN update reflect the most recent political events, such as coups, world elections, and changes in political leadership. OEFR provides monthly election coverage and tracks leadership changes in a series of updates called “International Elections and Leaders.”

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