The Impact of Gender Blindness on Peacekeeping

The latest blog from OEF's Our Secure Future program details how gender blindness can negatively impact the work of a peacekeeping mission. It has implications for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, protection of civilians, and integrating women in peacekeeping missions. 

Research on Refugees and U.S. National Security
OEF Research Provides Fact Sheet on Refugees and U.S. National Security

This fact sheet gives an overview of the U.S. refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to U.S. national security by refugees.

Sustaining Conflict Resolution after Natural Disasters
Understanding the Contexts for Natural Disasters and Conflict Resolution

This blog post from OEF Research examines whether natural disasters give international actors opportunity to promote long-term peace or inevitably prolong conflict.

Non-state actors building peace
New "Intersections" Initiative Highlights Non-State Actors Building a More Peaceful World

OEF Research has launched its "Intersections" initiative: a multimedia ourtreach effort that shows how non-state actors like businesses and NGOs are using innovative approaches to make sustainable peace more possible than ever.

For Predicting Elections Globally, Polls Do Surprisingly Well

Although the outcome of the recent U.S.

Ships off Horn of Africa
Oceans Beyond Piracy Tracks Evolving Maritime Threats

Attacks on vessels near the Horn of Africa at the end of 2016 reflect a growing trend of maritime insecurity which is not following traditional forms of piracy.

Civil Rights Leaders March on Washington, 1963 - Photo by Hulton Archives/Getty Images
OSF Program Shares Words of Peace in Honor of MLK Day

The latest blog from OEF's Our Secure Future program speaks about similarities between the Civil Rights Movement and the advancement of women's rights, highlighting quotes from Audre Lorde.

OEF Research: Why Female Heads of State Have Declined in Recent Years

Seeing a sudden decline in female heads of government since 2014, OEF Researchers Kelsey Coolidge and Curtis Bell delved into what might be explaining this trend,... more