Every month, OEF Researchers track leadership and election changes around the world. This month's looks at changes in Zimbabwe, Mexico, Pakistan and more.
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Southern African regions are increasingly shaping global norms around security. A recent blog series by OEF Research explores these.
Ninety percent of the world’s goods are transported across the oceans by 1.5 million seafarers. It’s a tough and dangerous job. Isolation, stress, and accidents are some of the hardships that come with the profession. On the extreme end, seafarers are at risk of violent crime, including piracy and kidnapping.
Do the permanent five members of the UN Security Council have a responsibility to forego their veto power in situations where decisive Council action could prevent mass atrocity crimes? Does inaction in such cases undermine the Council as the world’s preeminent guarantor of international peace and security?
In 2017, 129 UN peacekeepers were killed in the line of duty. Almost a quarter of those casualties were serving the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). On May 29th, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to that country to honor the ultimate service that the fallen peacekeepers made there and to observe the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This year’s theme is 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice.
The UN’s Day of Living Together in Peace calls for everyone to consider how we can build inclusive, accountable, and peaceful societies. The UN believes that peace is not the absence of conflict but a positive activity. It requires all of us to dedicate ourselves to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Living together means accepting differences, recognizing, and appreciating others.
OEFR Director, Dr. Conor Seyle was in Houston on Friday, April 13th giving an invited address to the Southwest Psychological Association on engaged psychology in order to encourage a greater appreciation for evidence-based practice in the field.
Her research project conducted focus-group interviews with a number of female and male ex-combatants from different armed groups in March and April 2017.
Wormuth, a former undersecretary of defense for policy at the US Department of Defense, was invited to share her thoughts on the current events unfolding in North Korea by One Earth Future and the non-profit, Foreign Policy for America.
“Certainly this year has been an extraordinary moment in the Korean Penninsula,”Christine Wormuth, a director at the Atlantic Council, told an audience gathered at the Posner Center for International Development Wednesday evening.
A conversation on North Korea at the Posner Center for International Development.