September 23, 2021
One Earth Future Founder, Marcel Arsenault spoke alongside global leaders including Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, as a part of the Biden Administration’s global summit on COVID-19. The panel focused on the Biden Administration’s “Build Back Better” program and preventing future pandemics. It was moderated by Vice President Kamala Harris and Ms. Loyce Pace MPH, Director of Global Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
In his remarks, Mr. Arsenault emphasized the need for institutions to think and act for the long term to ensure the prevention of future pandemics. He argued that philanthropy, more than any other sector of society, has the ability to do this. Mr. Arsenault’s grant-making foundation, PAX sapiens, committed $200 million to pandemic prevention and challenged other donors to join in the critical effort to create a viable plan with private and public partnership to prevent the next pandemic.
August 17, 2021
Special issue by El Espectador 2020, about the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of Miranda, Cauca, developed by PASO Colombia
In Miranda, northern Cauca, members of a campesino (rural peasant) reserve zone shared 10 hectares of land with ex-combatants in the process of reincorporation. They are currently raising tilapia, pigs and cattle.
“In the five years following the signing of the Peace Agreement, Paso Colombia - Sustainable Peace for Colombia, a subsidiary of One Earth Future, has accompanied this process with the Rural Alternative School (ERA in Spanish) initiative, which seeks, alongside the community, sustainable development for their territories. It was the first cooperating organization to contribute with the construction of a bio-factory and common spaces for assembly; they brought technicians to teach the community how to make fertilizers and cultivate crops; they delivered a project for planting chili peppers, and helped organize and distribute productive systems. This, without expecting any payment in return.”
August 10, 2021
"China’s Strategic Competition Influences Negotiations With North Korea" published by The National Interest
ONN Analyst Xu Tianran wrote that while collaboration on North Korean issues could serve as a bargaining chip or a moderator in China-U.S. relations, it is questionable whether Beijing would be motivated to invest its political capital in bringing the DPRK back to the negotiating table under the current circumstances.
July 20, 2021
July 9, 2021
"Is North Korea At Its Breaking Point? Not Yet." published by The National Interest
ONN Director Laura Rockwood and ONN Analysts Matthew Frank and Jaewoo Shin contributed an op-ed to The National Interest on the topic of crisis stability in North Korea. They argue that “while challenges clearly remain, little at present suggests that the current North Korean regime, with its leadership constellation of personalism and party-centrism, is experiencing instability, let alone is at a breaking point.
June 30, 2021
ONN analyst Jaewoo Shin was recently featured in Deutsche Welle news program commenting on the most recent developments in US-DPRK relations.
Jaewoo Shin is an Analyst for Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a program of One Earth Future, where he focuses on developments on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, with particular attention to nuclear risk reduction and regional nuclear and missile programs. Jaewoo uses open-source data, statistics, and machine learning to understand relevant trends.
Washington’s recent offer to Pyongyang on opening a dialogue over its nuclear program was met with a questionable response from Kim Jong Un, ordering his officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation.
The Biden administration's new envoy for North Korea was in Seoul on Monday to push forward efforts to restart the stalled diplomacy. The US, South Korea, and Japan are looking for ways to convince Pyongyang to stop developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
June 17, 2021
ONN Engagement Network member Tong Zhao in his new article for The Korean Journal on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Energy discusses several simple steps that nuclear weapon States could take to demonstrate their commitment to NPT disarmament obligations ahead of the upcoming tenth NPT Review Conference.
April 24, 2021
Open Nuclear Network Director Laura Rockwood talks with Indus News about Iran-Israel tensions and nuclear program developments.
April 12, 2021
Open Nuclear Network Director Laura Rockwood provides insight to Aljazeera about Iran's Natanz Power Plant following a fire incident in late 2020.
April 3, 2021
Max Fisher analyses the current political situation in Myanmar after the military coup, emphasizing the increasing death rates and the violence against the population. He compares the events leading to the coup in February 2021 and the violence outbreak afterwards with other coups in history (e.g. Romania in 1989). Explaining the differences from the Cold War times to today in coups, Fisher utilizes and cites OEF's REIGN dataset in his analysis.