News

05/05/2017
Building a First-of-its-Kind Regional Reintegration Plan in Colombia

At the invitation of OEF's PASO Colombia program, which is coordinating development of plans for reincorporation of ex-combatants, the mayor of Cali recently visited a transitional rural zone where FARC's ex-combatants are concentrated.

05/04/2017
Alternative Facts and Unconscious Bias: How We are Less Rational than We Think

Serious global challenges require thoughtful responses based on data and evidence, but it seems to be increasingly challenging to discern whether fact or value has triumphed.

maritime security somali waters
05/03/2017
OEF's Stable Seas Report Shows Maritime Security About More than Piracy

In a new report, our programs OEF Research, Oceans Beyond Piracy, and Secure Fisheries show how illicit activies in the Somali region reinforce each other and add to instability at sea and on shore.

Gender, Sustainability, and livelihoods through piangua
04/18/2017
In Punta Bonita, Piangua is Life

Livelihoods in Punta Bonita, Colombia are closely tied to collecting the mollusk known as piangua. Women, who make up a majority of the piangua fishers, tend to be overlooked and underpaid, and meanwhile, piangua are becoming harder to find.

04/18/2017
Social Media in Peace and Security Operations

After participating in online brainstorming for NATO’s Innovation Hub, OEF's Our Secure Future program began to think more deeply about the utility of social media in peace and security operations.

One Earth Future 2016 Annual Report
03/27/2017
OEF Releases 2016 Annual Report

OEF's latest Annual Report looks back on the accomplishments of its various programs in 2016 and looks ahead to what it hopes to achieve in the coming year.

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MT IRIS 13 Hijacking Incident
03/15/2017
UPDATE: HOSTAGES RELEASED After Somali Pirates Hijack First Merchant Vessel in Five Years

OEF's Oceans Beyond Piracy program reports that while this incident does not indicate a large-scale return of Somali piracy, vessels should follow best management practices when traveling in the region.

Fisheries and conflict
03/14/2017
How Fishing Can Start and Stop Conflict

Understanding the links between fisheries and violent armed conflict is becoming increasingly important.