Opinion & Insights

  • Chadian president Idriss Deby killed
    April 21, 2021

    Risk of Instability on the Rise for Chad and the Sahel Region

    Following the announcement by the Chadian government on April 20 that president Adriss Deby had died after 30 years in power, OEF analyst Matthew Frank breaks down the poltical situation in Chad and discusses what OEF's CoupCast data shows about the risk for further instability in the country... more

  • the important of using evidence to make decisions in peacebuilding
    April 19, 2021

    How Do We Get to an Earth Without War?

    OEF's Executive Director and Chief Operating Office, Jon Bellish talks about OEF's commitment to Relentless Empiricism as core to its belief in and support of iterative problem-solving and careful, analytical design. He discusses how OEF relies on evidence to cut through complexities in... more

  • The Difficulty of Peacebuilding in Syria
    March 17, 2021

    Peacebuilding Requires a Coordinated Effort

    OEF’s goal is ultimately the elimination of war. In order to achieve this admittedly lofty goal, we need to have a working theory of the causes of war and how we can help to disrupt them. Fortunately, there is a large body of research in “peace science” and, more broadly, political science. In... more

  • black peacebuilders influential
    February 2, 2021

    Recognizing a Few Influential Peacebuilders this Black History Month

    In our mission to create an Earth beyond war and establish sustainable peace, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge a few of the many influential and empowering peacebuilders of the black community who have left an everlasting impact on the path towards a peaceful humanity. 

  • Lido Beach Mogadishu Somalia
    January 18, 2021

    The Future of Fishing: The Greatest Challenges Facing Somali Fishers

    When fisheries are managed effectively and fairly, there is less competition over resources, less food waste, more economic opportunity, and therefore, fewer drivers of conflict. Secure Fisheries is working to combat the challenges surrounding the fishing industry, from overfishing and illegal... more

  • One Earth Future Statement on US Capital Attack
    January 15, 2021

    Statement on the Ongoing Risk of Political Violence in the United States

    OEF calls for the United States government, civil society in the US, and our population as a whole to commit to an awareness of all of the multiple pressures leading to violence and the need for all of them to be addressed as part of a systemic response. Failing this, it is our genuine fear that... more

  • mandala graphic OEF's theory of peace
    January 7, 2021

    Will the US Take Heed of Recent Lessons To Address US Conflict Drivers?

    The violence the world witnessed at the US Capitol on January 6 is no exception to what we have observed internationally for more than a decade in terms of drivers of political violence and conflict. In this issue, OEF Senior Strategic Advisor Conor Seyle dives into what we can learn about... more

  • protestors at US Captiol social trust in US COVID
    January 6, 2021

    The Importance of Social Trust Lessons Learned from a Decade Working to Resolve Conflicts Globally

    The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how the world responded to a universally-shared experienced of crisis. And when it comes to responding peacefully, the key to success lies within a strong social trust. Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer, Jon Bellish, dives into how One Earth Future... more