• Rise to Peace

    A Conversation with the US Attorney on Domestic Terrorism

    Join us for an insightful conversation with United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin as we explore topics related to extremism and discuss how the U.S. Attorney Office is handling it since January 6.

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    A Conversation with the US Attorney on Domestic Terrorism
  • 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.

Our Recent Work

Latest Articles


Domestic Terrorism Discussion with Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for D.C.

On Thursday 25th February, Mr. Sherwin joined Ahmad Mohibi, President of Rise to Peace, for an insightful discussion concerning domestic...
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Biden Administration Resumes Taliban Peace Talks

After weeks of increased violence, uncertainty, and a stalemate between the negotiating parties, talks between the Afghan government and the...
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What Is Next for Afghanistan’s Sikhs and Hindus?

Before it earned its moniker as the 'Graveyard of Empires', the Durrani Empire of Afghanistan ceded a significant amount of...
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What Does Future Trade Look Like in Light of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement?

Following several months of talks between trade representative from Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two countries appear poised to finalize a...
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The Kafala Controversy: Migrant Labor Reform in the Gulf

Among the seismic economic changes to emerge in the twentieth century, few were as drastic and consequential as the growth...
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Gender Analysis and Representation of Women as a Counterterrorism Approach

At a time where women can be victims, violent actors, and agents of positive change, the consideration of gender analysis...
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Afghanistan: Peace Talks and an Increase in Violence

Since peace talks in Doha commenced in September, violence has escalated in Afghanistan, however, recent developments could present a way...
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How Can Afghanistan Reduce Its Aid Dependency?

While violence escalated across the country, the intra-Afghan peace talks were stalled for weeks because of difficulties agreeing on procedural...
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Investment in Prisons as a Counterterrorism Approach

At a time when Europe is undergoing a new wave of terrorist attacks, the challenges posed by prisons and the...
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Special Report: The Rise of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is one of the deadliest and most potent terror groups the world...
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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.

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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.

News and Announcements

 High-Level Advocacy


We had a busy week here at Rise to Peace ! 🖥️ Check out our latest articles: 1) #Sikhs and #Hindus in #Afghanistan ➡️ https://bit.ly/3qtuYAF
2) #AfghanPeaceTalks ➡️ https://bit.ly/3cdNEzk
3) Discussion with #USAttorney for DC, Michael Sherwin ➡️ https://bit.ly/2MVdD6f #peace

One thing I've realized is that #education is the key to #peace, education is the key to success for a better #world. - @ahmadsmohibi
#Empowerment #education #peacebuilding #counterterrorism #conflictresolution #AfghanPeaceProcess #aghanistan

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Content moderation is a hard task in the Internet Age 💪🏼 Wanna know how social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are handling extremist content posted on their sites? 🔎 It's this way ➡️ bit.ly/3otbdIF ...
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Today, intra-Afghan peace processes are being discussed in Iran. Discover our analysis on what Iran's interests in the APP are ➡️ bit.ly/3abfXOa ...
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