Opinion & Insights

  • 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

  • evidence based practice peacebuilding
    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

  • one earth future is an incubator of peacebuilding programs
    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

  • diversity inclusion equity gender equality
    June 17, 2021

    Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

    June is Pride Month and in the U.S. we also commemorate “Juneteenth” on June 19th; the marking of the end of slavery in the U.S. Already widely recognized, we applaud the U.S. House of... more

  • networked coordination an effective approach to peacebuilding
    May 14, 2021

    Using Coordination as a Key to Peacebuilding

    The challenges of peacebuilding involve maximizing the contribution of multiple technical experts in an often quickly changing environment, and one where participants may not always trust all other participants or where they may be concerned about maintaining their individual authority to make... more