Terrorism

What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: A National Unity
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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: A National Unity

Afghanistan’s hero, General Abdul Raziq, was killed just days before the parliamentary elections, leaving a wide power vacuity in the...
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The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi
MENA Rise to Peace blog

The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi

The last time anyone saw Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi alive was Oct. 2nd when security cameras caught him entering the Saudi...
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US Online Counterterrorism Strategy
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US Online Counterterrorism Strategy

Last week on October 4th the Trump administration released the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism. The White House strategy rightly...
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Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
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Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?

It’s no secret that the lone-wolf threat to Europe is bad, and worsening. However, it's not just an increasing number...
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Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
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Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System

On Tuesday, October 2nd Russia’s Defense Minister confirmed delivery of a long-range surface-to-air missile defense system to the Syrian army....
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Colombia After FARC
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Colombia After FARC

The 21st-century has been one of the more peaceful epochs in human history. People are bombarded with violent images and tragic...
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Lingering Consequences of the Paraguayan War
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Lingering Consequences of the Paraguayan War

One of Latin America's darkest periods began in 1865 -- around the time that the American Civil War was drawing to...
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Brazilian Elections
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Brazilian Elections

Last Monday, October 8th, 2018, saw the first round of Brazilian general elections. Paraphrasing one of the presidential candidates, Joao...
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Counter Terrorism Strategy in Waziristan
Asia Rise to Peace blog

Counter Terrorism Strategy in Waziristan

In recent months, Waziristan has been awash in terror attacks since the Pakistani military began new operations in the region....
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An Overview of SE Asian Extremism: Thailand
Asia Rise to Peace blog

An Overview of SE Asian Extremism: Thailand

One of the regions people don't usually think of related to extremism is Southeast Asia.  Yet, extremism is prevalent there,...
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps
MENA Rise to Peace blog

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps

Overview The international community is concerned about stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, and the knock-on effects on regional stability, and international...
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Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact
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Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact

The typical profile of a terrorist attack may include gunmen storming a government building or a suicide bomber detonating his...
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Cameroon: Closer to Elections, Further from Peace
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Cameroon: Closer to Elections, Further from Peace

In June, the secessionists fighting for Cameroon’s two Anglophone regions' independence announced their opposition to the October 7th presidential election....
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Profile: Brazilian Journalist Tim Lopes
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Profile: Brazilian Journalist Tim Lopes

The media alerts us to human rights violations and wars between the oppressed and their oppressors. An under-reported story, however,...
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Brexit no-deal and Transnational Security
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Brexit no-deal and Transnational Security

A no-deal Brexit is looming. And it is becoming clear that it would hamper counterterror efforts in the UK and...
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Voting in Syria: Elections Signal an End to ISIL
MENA Rise to Peace blog

Voting in Syria: Elections Signal an End to ISIL

On September 16th Syria held its first local elections in government-controlled areas since anti-government protests and protracted civil conflict broke...
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Dividing The Union: How Terrorism Has Changed European Unity
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Dividing The Union: How Terrorism Has Changed European Unity

Since the refugee crisis’ start in 2015 Europe has been under considerable strain. Tension and anger commingle as Europeans grapple...
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An Invisible Problem in Plain Sight
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An Invisible Problem in Plain Sight

Within the realm of counter-terror, governments focus on preventing attacks at the source as well as at the target. Often, western...
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Lone Wolf Terror
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Lone Wolf Terror

Europe, the US, and the Middle East find themselves in a moment of unprecedented tension. In the face of rapidly changing...
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Cameroon’s Secessionists
Africa Rise to Peace blog

Cameroon’s Secessionists

A vicious war of secession has ravaged the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon since January 2018. Non-state militias warring with...
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