Heatmap Piracy 10 years
Maritime Piracy Report Identifies Constantly Evolving Threat Requiring International and Inter-Agency Cooperation to Reduce Human Cost

What OEF teams have helped experts learn about countering piracy in the last decade.

Evidence Based Peace Building
New Survey Aims to Develop a Unified Understanding of Evidence-Based Practice in Peacebuilding

A new survey is asking participants in the peacebuilding field to give their opinion of evidence-based practice in peacebuilding. People who identify as peacebuilding professionals are encouraged to take the survey and forward it to other practitioners in the field.

Somali company manufactures egg cartons from waste paper
AADCO Paper Factory: Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Somali Business Sector

Employing over 50 staff members, one third of which are female, AADCO manufactures a range of paper products, but in an innovative push into environment-friendly entrepreneurship, the company also recently started the first recycling initiative of its kind in Somaliland.

Global Fragility Act report recommendations
Recommendations for Implementing the Global Fragility Act

Today’s violent conflicts are much more complex and protracted, and traditional development assistance and diplomacy have not kept pace. The status quo is not working.

Experts on Destruction of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office
Expert Commentary on Current Tensions Following the Destruction of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office

The risk of escalation on the Korean Peninsula is currently at a high point. Open Nuclear Network (ONN) has asked a number of renowned experts to share their views on the current tensions following the destruction of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office.

Women Peace and Security White House
White House Implements Women, Peace & Security Act Measures as US Foreign Policy Priorities

In a critical step toward elevating the Women, Peace and Security Act (WPS) goals as a key foreign policy priority, the White House released shared plans the government is taking to enhance women’s role in preventing, resolving, and recovering from conflict.

Covid masks being made in Somalia
Bringing the Community Together, One Mask at a Time

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are acutely impacting the Somali private sector, where small businesses are experiencing revenue losses and potential layoffs. However, some Somali entrepreneurs are pivoting their operations and generating new revenue to help maintain their workforces.

COVID 19 US Policy
What Can the United States Do to Ensure an Inclusive Response to COVID-19?

Policymakers can look to the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS) for guidance and urgently-needed solutions. A new policy brief offers WPS-grounded analysis and recommendations.