News, Insights & Analysis

One Earth Future and our program teams are dedicated to working toward an Earth free of war and violence. With a commitment to evidence-based practice and an emphasis on collaboration with our partners and peers in the field, our team of experts are continuously researching, evaluating, and sharing our work and knowledge.

Opinion & Insights

  • Chadian president Idriss Deby killed
    Apr 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 and throughout the greater Sahel region.

  • the important of using evidence to make decisions in peacebuilding
    Apr 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 order to solve concrete problems at the root of armed conflict, and bring new, collaborative forms of governance into being in its place.

  • The Difficulty of Peacebuilding in Syria
    Mar 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 developing our theory, our challenge wasn’t having too little information - it was coming up with a way of analyzing all of the research out there and developing a theory of war useful to our work.

OEF News

  • Stable Seas program leaving One Earth Future
    Apr 19, 2021

    Farewell to Stable Seas | A Tribute: Five Years of Sustained Impact To Date

    OEF’s Stable Seas program will close at the end of April. In line with our approach to incubation, it will spin off to become an independent foundation, maintaining its focus on maritime security and continuing to work with stakeholders in the maritime sector around the world. Over its five years at One Earth Future, Stable Seas has constantly iterated and grown its impact on issues relating to maritime security, collective approaches to sustainable peace, and evidence-based practice in peacebuilding.

  • New report explores evidence based practice in peacebuilding
    Apr 16, 2021

    Evidence for Peacebuilding: New Report Released

    OEF and Alliance for Peacebuilding have released a new report analyzing the results of a wide-ranging survey of 207 international peace researchers

  • Stable Seas program is leaving One Earth Future
    Mar 18, 2021

    Setting Sail: OEF’s Stable Seas Program Reaches New Milestone

    After three years of programmatic incubation, OEF’s Stable Seas program has reached a new milestone. Because of the team’s success demonstrating how accessible information on the relationships between maritime security and on-shore violence can shape the preparedness of government leaders, on May 1st the program’s work is being taken on by a new independent entity being formed by a consortium of partners anchored by the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime.