unrest in Venezuela
OEF Research: Will Venezuela Break? Follow the Oil.

In spite of many warnings of a coup in Venezuela, they have all been wrong. Why?

Stable Seas Maritime Security Index
Introducing the Stable Seas Maritime Security Index

The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index investigates how crimes like illegal fishing, human trafficking, and illicit trade intersect to form insecure maritime environments. The initial launch of the Index in October will concentrate on the waters off the coast of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Driving Investments into Somali Agriculture and Rural Businesses

Four case studies highlight how Somali businesses have leveraged investments through the Somali AgriFood Fund, a partnership between IFAD, OEF's Shuraako program, and BiD Network.

The Role of Social Media in Women, Peace and Security

Social media can be a double-edged sword—used not only for supporting peacebuilders on the ground, but in hybrid warfare and in radicalizing young populations, shows OEF program Our Secure Future in their blog.

OEF's Secure Fisheries Program at The Ocean Conference

The Ocean Conference has brought together more than 5,000 participants to support Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

New Report: The Important Role of City Governments in Responding to Climate Migrants

A new report by OEF Research explores the links of climate change to urban fragility and underlines how city governments can address the peace and security challenges that arise from influxes of climate migrants.

Why Global Coup Risk is Down and What a Coup-Free 2017 Could Mean for International Politics

2017 is on track to become the second calendar year in nearly a century without an attempted coup d’état.

Lake Victoria future of cage aquaculture
Blog Series Explores Mounting Conflict over Lake Victoria Fisheries

Staff from OEF's Secure Fisheries program have been in the Lake Victoria region as part of a team conducting scientific surveys.