News & Events

Zimbabwe Coup

November 15, 2017

Understanding Zimbabwe’s Coup

CoupCast, Political Conflict

To understand the current crisis in Zimbabwe, one needs to understand the role of state-led violence and patronage as central to ensuring state legitimacy.

November 02, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: November 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

November's REIGN update addresses the election re-run and the turmoil accompanying it in Kenya, as well as updates on October's elections in Austria, the Czech Republic, Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Iceland, and Japan. In November, elections will be held in Chile, Honduras, Nepal, and Liberia. 

October 05, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: October 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

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

October 02, 2017

Stable Seas Maritime Security Index Maps Threats to Governance

African Security, Stable Seas

One Earth Future, through its programs OEF Research, Oceans Beyond Piracy, and Secure Fisheries, presents a unique effort to measure and map intersecting issue areas in maritime security in sub-Saharan Africa.

September 18, 2017

OEF Research Director, Dr. Conor Seyle attends Better Business for a Better World

On September 18th, OEFR Director Conor Seyle participated in a UN General Assembly side event on the role of the private sector in supporting Sustainable Development Goal 16.  This event was convened by the Global Alliance for Reporting on Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Society and hosted by Global Alliance... more

Kenya Elections

September 08, 2017

International Elections and Leaders: September 2017 Update

REIGN DATASET: International Elections and Leaders

This month, for the first time in Africa, a court voided an election of a sitting leader. 

business operations in fragile states

August 15, 2017

Businesses: An Underappreciated Resource for Reducing Fragility

Business & Governance

OEF Researchers explore how the private sector operates in fragile states, highlighting opportunities for engagement in an often-overlooked sector in a new blog for the Fragile States Resource Center. 

August 10, 2017

OEF Research Presents at EUROMEC Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Good Governance, Political Conflict

How does personal identity formation lead to support for regional organizations like the European Union?  This question was presented at a panel discussion as part of a EUROMEC conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  This panel was titled “European Union: A View from Outside” and brought in contributors from around the world and various academic disciplines.