Opinion & Insights

  • January 18, 2022

    Incubating Peace: Four Imperatives for Fostering Peace Through Economic Development

    Economic opportunity in the face of conflict has been at the center of several of One Earth Future’s initiatives for peace since the organization was established more than a decade ago;  those that are most ripe for scaled impact this year through partnership.

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    January 12, 2022

    Colorado’s Fire Destruction Shows How Long-Term Thinking and Collaboration are Critical in Addressing Climate Change

    As we discussed the devastation with President Biden, Governor Polis, and our US Senators and Congressmen last week and contemplate daily the eerie vacuum of space where our homes once stood in Superior, Colorado, I wonder whether humanity can heed the warning calls of climate change.

  • September 13, 2021

    Blurring the Lines of Separation; Localizing Ourselves for Peace

    The recent presence of military coups covered in the news may lead people to believe that coups are more prevalent in 2021 than they have been in recent years, however, this perception may warrant further questions pertaining to what qualifies an event as a coup, and how loosely should the term... more

  • September 1, 2021

    Military Coups in 2021

    The recent presence of military coups covered in the news may lead people to believe that coups are more prevalent in 2021 than they have been in recent years, however, this perception may warrant further questions pertaining to what qualifies an event as a coup, and how loosely should the term... more

  • July 21, 2021

    Getting to Peace Using Open Source Data

    The world is complex enough when everyone is operating with the same set of underlying facts on any given topic. When those facts are hidden or manipulated, overcoming intractable conflict becomes nearly impossible. Sharing open source data among adversarial governments, within governments, and... more

  • July 9, 2021

    OEF's Open Nuclear Network Program Analysts Detect New Activity at DPRK 50 MWe Reactor Site

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    Analysts at OEF's Open Nuclear Network (ONN) program have revealed new activity at the abandoned 50 MWe reactor at Yongbyon... more

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    June 17, 2021

    Peace Field Peers Agree: Evidence-Based Practice Is Key

    OEF and Alliance for Peacebuilding released a report last month detailing the findings of a survey of professional peacebuilders on their ideas about evidence-based practice in peacebuilding. The results suggest that despite the debate, the field has a pretty developed understanding of what... more

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    June 17, 2021

    OEF's Approach to Incubation

    Our core organizational strategy and values require us to take seriously the idea that our goal is to catalyze systems that are sustainable, that are scalable and—most importantly—that actually address problems underlying conflict. So we’ve developed a theory of incubation, based on iteration... more