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  • Rise to Peace

    The Interview Project: A Documentary of Taliban Ex-Combatants

    We are filming a Documentary of Taliban Ex-Combatants to understand the motives for extremism and analyze lessons learned for change. Any amount — even $1 — will make a difference.

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  • Peace Symposium

    The Afghan Peace Process

    Rise to Peace held its first-panel discussion in Kabul, Afghanistan, despite the risk of violence and Taliban threats, where locals, experts, and students discussed the immediate need for peace and stability in the country followed by policy recommendation for the United States, the Afghan government, and the international community.

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  • Field Research

    The Interview Project

    We interview young people who formerly embraced extremist ideology and became misguided foot soldiers for groups such as the Taliban, Al-Shabaab and ISIS

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  • The Hello Project

    Communication and Dialogue

    We aim to provide tools to help build a bridge where major security issues such as extremism, radicalization, social injustices are properly communicated and taken care of before it leads to violence.

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  • Washington D.C.

    High-Level Advocacy

    Rise to Peace gathers renowned experts to explore the genesis of global radicalization and how to counter the rise of violent extremist ideology

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  • The Madrasa Boys Project

    Education Development

    Our objective is to effectively examine the problems and effectively reinforce the volume to address the key drivers to extremism.

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Rise to Peace

Although we live in dangerous times, rife with both international and domestic terrorism, there is hope and there is a clear path towards peace – that road is education and Rise to Peace helps to build that path one person at a time.

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Intra-Afghan Talks Reveal the Long Road Ahead to Peace

“For the first time in 40 years, Afghans will sit together, the government delegation that includes people who are not...
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Intra-Afghan Talks Reveal the Long Road Ahead to Peace

What’s Next for the United States in Afghanistan?

On September 12, a day after the 19th anniversary of 9/11, talks between the Taliban and Afghan government began in...
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What’s Next for the United States in Afghanistan?

How Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Influence Inclusivity in Afghanistan?

On September 12, representatives from the Afghan government together with Taliban members gathered in Doha, Qatar for intra-Afghan peace talks....
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How Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Influence Inclusivity in Afghanistan?

This 9/11 Anniversary Brings Afghan War to the Forefront

9/11 is undoubtedly a tragic and disturbing act of terrorism on US soil, but it acted as a wake-up call...
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This 9/11 Anniversary Brings Afghan War to the Forefront

Intra-Afghan Talks: What Does Pakistan Want?

Among the prevalent foreign actors involved in Afghanistan’s peace process, few have as a large of stake as Pakistan. The...
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Intra-Afghan Talks: What Does Pakistan Want?

Small Steps Towards Reconciliation Matter: Lessons from Croatia

Reconciliation is often lauded as a key objective of any discussions intent on ending conflict, but it often remains elusive...
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Small Steps Towards Reconciliation Matter: Lessons from Croatia

Reforming Afghanistan’s Higher Education Institutions

Among the institutions most affected by Afghanistan’s incessant conflict over the past four decades, few have endured as much damage...
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Reforming Afghanistan’s Higher Education Institutions

With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

Originally published at The Diplomat At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace...
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With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

Personal Reflections on the Tragedy in Beirut

Editor's Note: Rise to Peace Research Fellow Cameron Hoffman has a close connection with Beirut, Lebanon. He spoke with some...
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Personal Reflections on the Tragedy in Beirut

Remittances: Reverberations for Conflict-Ridden Regions

Since the start of the 21st century, the world economy’s reliance on remittances has risen sharply as globalization enabled growth...
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Remittances: Reverberations for Conflict-Ridden Regions

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Research & Analysis

Our frontline research and informed analysis unravels the grassroots causes of terrorism and extremism so that we can offer actionable prevention strategies.

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Education & Awareness

We implement localized educational projects available to all members of civil society that focus on objectives of kindness, rather than division and hate.

Policy & Practice

Policy & Practice

We gather renowned experts at high level discussions to share knowledge on the best practices to prevent extremism and terrorism with the public.

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Connect for Change

We provide opportunities to people of diverse backgrounds to connect with each other, exchange ideas, and collaborate to counter the universal scourge of terror.

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🌏📊WEEK IN TERRORISM

We're expanding our database to cover attacks in South America and ideologically.
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This week, we registered 16 attacks, 41 deaths, and 32 casualties.
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Our @ahmadsmohibi discusses that amidst the challenges, hope is high, and "negotiations are likely to lead to a peace settlement similar to the Bonn Conference 2002 (included all factions, but the Taliban) that founded modern Afghanistan." #Afghanpeace https://youtu.be/zfKjeNE-x6A

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🌏📊 WEEK IN TERRORISM

We're expanding our database to cover attacks in South America as well as ideologically.
Subscribe to our AID to find out more! ✅

This week, we registered 16 attacks, 41 deaths and 32 casualties.

To learn more about attacks that have occurred (since 2017), follow the link: www.risetopeace.org/.../active-intelligence.../
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Taliban demands the Hanafi Islamic school of thought as the formal procedural rules to guide the negotiations. Our Ahmad Shah Mohibi discusses that amidst the challenges, hope is high, and "negotiations are likely to lead to a peace settlement similar to the Bonn Conference of 2002 (included all factions, but the Taliban) that founded modern Afghanistan." ...

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