Researchers working on a wide range of political events are using new forecasting methods and “machine learning” to predict future coups, conflicts, and election outcomes. This workshop brought together nearly twenty of these researchers to discuss the future of political forecasting and to devise strategies for connecting new forecast models to the practitioners and policy-makers who could use this work to advance their agendas.
OEF Research News
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Oceans Beyond Piracy in cooperation with OEF Research, has released a new report which examines how the response to the Somali piracy crisis could make crossing the Mediterranean safer for refugees. Read more.
A new paper by Oceans Beyond Piracy and OEF Research examines how different sectors came together to make a coordinated system for countering Somali piracy. The fight against piracy gives us lessons for maritime security overall, and in particular, for addressing the crisis of maritime migration.
Repression is an often overlooked consequence of coup attempts, say Jonathan Powell and OEF Research's Curtis Bell in their recent post on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. Turkey's recent coup attempt prompted a government crackdown on its political opponents and the flow of public information.
BROOMFIELD, Colorado—The One Earth Future Foundation today announced Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D. has joined its Research program as a Fellow. Chenoweth is an internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives and is a professor and associate dean for research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Read more.
If Hillary Clinton shatters that highest, hardest glass ceiling, we may see more women represented in legislature, according to the trends.
In this OEF Research blog, Alex Amling describes how while the DRC may have acquired a reputation for sexual violence in times of conflict, women have continued to show powerful activisim for peace and participation in politics.
When the United Nations sent an Intervention Brigade to the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it sparked controversy in the international community over the value of such deployments for UN peace operations.
What might transitional justice have accomplished in the case of Burundi? In this blog post, we learn how transitional justice helped countries with similar political histories, and what role the international community can play in negotiating peaceful resolutions.
How can we use innovative technology and methodology to better understand and respond to global conflict?