Afghanistan

April 28, 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of Afghanistan’s civil war. Support from terrorist groups from neighboring nations, ineffectual governance, high levels of corruption, and a weak rule of law all contribute to the ongoing unrest. Despite four decades of war, Afghans continue to have faith that peace is possible. As a result of conflict, Afghanistan has become a failed state with a fragile security environment and a struggling national economy ranking 9th out of 178 countries in the Fragile States Index

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Narcotics and Insecurity: How the Afghan-Tajik Drug Trade Derails Peace
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Narcotics and Insecurity: How the Afghan-Tajik Drug Trade Derails Peace
Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance
What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
ISIL’s Original Web Series
Asia Opinions Rise to Peace blog
ISIL’s Original Web Series
Suicide blast kills 18 and injures 145 as Taliban continue talks with U.S.
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Suicide blast kills 18 and injures 145 as Taliban continue talks with U.S.
Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue
Taliban attack threatens Afghan peace talks
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Taliban attack threatens Afghan peace talks
Women in the Afghan Peace Process
Asia Rise to Peace blog women-in-extremism
Women in the Afghan Peace Process
The Hezbollah Dilemma
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
The Hezbollah Dilemma
Iran and Saudi Arabia: Funding Terrorism
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Iran and Saudi Arabia: Funding Terrorism
Iraq in Rubble after ISIL
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Iraq in Rubble after ISIL
Does Designating the IRGC as a FTO Help or Hurt the US?
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Does Designating the IRGC as a FTO Help or Hurt the US?
US Deems IRGC “Terrorists”
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
US Deems IRGC “Terrorists”
Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan
Ahmad Mohibi Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan
Pakistan: A Crossroads for US Defense Strategy
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Pakistan: A Crossroads for US Defense Strategy
Eid Mubarak
Africa Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Latin America MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Eid Mubarak
Can the Taliban Balance Their Wants with Lasting Peace?
Ahmad Mohibi Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog United States
Can the Taliban Balance Their Wants with Lasting Peace?
Can John Walker Lindh “American Taliban” Be De-radicalized?
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Can John Walker Lindh “American Taliban” Be De-radicalized?
Advocates push for additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Advocates push for additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program
Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier
Africa Asia
Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier
Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions
China’s Perspective on Ethnic Detention: The Ends Justifies the Means
Asia Rise to Peace blog
China’s Perspective on Ethnic Detention: The Ends Justifies the Means
ISIL: Cathedral Attack in the Sulu Province
Asia Rise to Peace blog
ISIL: Cathedral Attack in the Sulu Province
Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?
Afghanistan: Results of the Moscow talks with Taliban
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Afghanistan: Results of the Moscow talks with Taliban
The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines
Asia Rise to Peace blog
The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines
How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism
Asia Rise to Peace blog
How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism
Rehabilitation in the Archipelago: Is Indonesia Building a Foundation of Success?
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Rehabilitation in the Archipelago: Is Indonesia Building a Foundation of Success?
Kabul Wedding Hall Bombing
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Kabul Wedding Hall Bombing
Toy Soldiers on a Mission: The Training and Indoctrination of Children for Jihad
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Toy Soldiers on a Mission: The Training and Indoctrination of Children for Jihad
Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism
Africa Ahmad Mohibi Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Latin America MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism
The Threat of Drone-Based Terror
Africa Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Latin America MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
The Threat of Drone-Based Terror
Thailand Proposal
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Thailand Proposal
What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity
Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
Africa Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Latin America MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
Counter Terrorism Strategy in Waziristan
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Counter Terrorism Strategy in Waziristan
An Overview of SE Asian Extremism: Thailand
Asia Rise to Peace blog
An Overview of SE Asian Extremism: Thailand
Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact
Africa Asia EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Latin America MENA Rise to Peace blog United States
Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact
Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia
Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility
Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups
Africa Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups
US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?
Ahmad Mohibi discusses US’s direct talks with the Taliban on Tolonews
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Ahmad Mohibi discusses US’s direct talks with the Taliban on Tolonews
Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks
Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks
Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons
Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?
Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan
The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace
Human Rights Champion or Ruthless Pragmatist:  Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fool Us All?
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Human Rights Champion or Ruthless Pragmatist: Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fool Us All?
The War in Afghanistan: Will It Ever End?
Asia Rise to Peace blog
The War in Afghanistan: Will It Ever End?
Women and their Role in Violent Extremism
Africa Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog women-in-extremism
Women and their Role in Violent Extremism
Education Has Become A Casualty of War
Africa Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Education Has Become A Casualty of War
Terrorism Has No Religion
Africa Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Terrorism Has No Religion
The Latest Spat of Terror Attacks Threaten to Alter or Halt the Provision of Humanitarian Aid
Asia Rise to Peace blog
The Latest Spat of Terror Attacks Threaten to Alter or Halt the Provision of Humanitarian Aid
The International Community Questions Whether Pakistan can be Counted on to Combat Terrorism
Asia Rise to Peace blog
The International Community Questions Whether Pakistan can be Counted on to Combat Terrorism
Terrorism in the Philippines: Can Increased Maritime Security Help Stop the Flow of Foreign Fighters?
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Terrorism in the Philippines: Can Increased Maritime Security Help Stop the Flow of Foreign Fighters?
The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
Africa Ahmad Mohibi Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
Humvees: Taliban’s new VBIED
Asia Rise to Peace blog
Humvees: Taliban’s new VBIED
U.S. War in Afghanistan: Review of Previous Strategy
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
U.S. War in Afghanistan: Review of Previous Strategy
Ahmad talks about the Afghan all female robotic team
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
Ahmad talks about the Afghan all female robotic team
U.S Cannot Win Afghanistan War Without Pakistan
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
U.S Cannot Win Afghanistan War Without Pakistan
U.S. policy towards the Afghanistan war
Asia Rise to Peace blog United States
U.S. policy towards the Afghanistan war
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Ahmad volunteered to help the Mongolian people
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog
Message of peace and unity to the people of Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism
Finding the Root Cause of Youth Extremism
Africa Asia MENA Rise to Peace blog
Finding the Root Cause of Youth Extremism

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