• Rise to Peace

    The Afghan Peace Process

    A research and analysis organization focused on empowering peace, education and tolerance to prevent terrorism and extremism around the world.

  • 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


The Impact of the Withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan on the Hazara People

The Hazara people are a Persian-speaking, predominantly Shi’a ethnic group, a religious minority among the country’s majority Sunni population. Comprising...
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The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Ransomware Attack and the Continued Threat to the United States

Those who were not aware of the cyberattacks in the United States are now very aware of the threat after...
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Azov Battalion – Guardian Angels or Notorious Extremists?

History Civil unrest took place across Ukraine during the 2014 revolution. This resulted in an overthrow of the elected government...
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Over-the-Horizon Strategies and Its Viability in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan descends into conflict amid the US withdrawal, President Biden and senior military leaders have pledged to maintain “over-the-horizon”...
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The Crisis in Cabo Delgado: A Region that Perseveres

This is the first piece in a series examining the ongoing extremist threat in Mozambique. On March 24th, Islamist insurgents...
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What Is Next For Turkey in Afghanistan?

Following the U.S. withdrawal from Bagram Airfield, the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul has become the last stand in...
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Can We Profile the “Classic Terrorist” in Europe’s Most Deadly Attacks?

Over the last 20 years, the increased presence of terrorism in Europe has prompted many attempts to tackle the causes...
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Women’s Roles in Right-Wing Extremism in the United States

All around the world, local law enforcement's failure to understand the gender dynamics of terrorist organizations has led to many...
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The Sahel Region: Current Crisis and Challenges

Context Over the past fifteen years, the Sahel and West Africa have become the hub of clandestine trafficking and the...
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From Negotiations to the Front Line Fighting the Taliban: Hoping to End Their Fathers’ War

A Rise to Peace Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor, member of the Afghan negotiating team. Afghan negotiator, Khalid Noor, has...
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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


The #AzovBattalion of #Ukraine has transformed from a paramilitary organization to a national force. Its historical ties to neo-Nazi ideology raise questions of #extremist motives. Read more in our new article ➡️https://bit.ly/2UD4y5O

The history behind the conflict in #CaboDelgado goes deeper than the War on Terror narratives of Islamist fundamentalism. Read more about the #conflict in our first of three pieces examining the ongoing extremist threat in #Mozambique ➡️https://bit.ly/3kAPGj1

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