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What Veterans Day Means To Me

I had the honor to serve with the United States Armed Forces from an early age of 15. I fought…

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Narcotics and Insecurity: How the Afghan-Tajik Drug Trade Derails Peace

A special field report by Rise to Peace.  Taliban makes 10 million Afghanis daily via drug trafficking in northern Afghanistan.…

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Extremism Assessment Series: Earth Liberation Front (ELF)

Originally established in 1992 in Brighton, United Kingdom, ELF now operates in 17 countries and is thought to be a…

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Iran’s Approach to Turkey’s Military Operation in Northern Syria

Iran joined numerous countries that scrutinized Turkey’s military operation (Peace Spring) in northern Syria. The operation has been discussed and…

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A Profile of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Origins to His Final Days

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a United States’ orchestrated raid on October 26. The well educated and self-made man…

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Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Consequences and the Future of the Islamic State?

On October 26, United States special forces conducted a raid in Barisha, in northwestern Syria, that concluded with the death…

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