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Elections 2019: Is Afghanistan Ready?

On 17 September, a blast rocked Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally in Parwan province, echoing the words of Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Mujahideen leader turned politician, who previously stated that “the current situation in Afghanistan is not suitable for elections.” Ismail Khan’s pessimism, as well as that of other stakeholders, […]

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Extremism Assessment Series: Homegrown Islamist Extremism in the US

Summary of Extremist Assessment There is no set profile of a homegrown violent extremist; can be any ethnicity and can come from any socioeconomic background The need to belong, political grievances, and sense of purpose are other common factors in an individual’s radicalization Individuals are often radicalized through the internet/social […]

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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?

Ahmad Mohibi’s news analysis on Afghanistan’s TOLOnews in regards to the 9/11 anniversary that marks the 18 years of US war in Afghanistan.  Since talks have been deemed ‘dead’, it is a better option for the US to take a more active stance on their South East Strategy of 2017 […]

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Four Columns

Elections 2019: Is Afghanistan Ready?

On 17 September, a blast rocked Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally in Parwan province, echoing the words of Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Mujahideen leader turned politician, who previously stated that “the current situation in Afghanistan is not suitable for elections.” Ismail Khan’s pessimism, as well as that of other stakeholders, […]

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Extremism Assessment Series: Homegrown Islamist Extremism in the US

Summary of Extremist Assessment There is no set profile of a homegrown violent extremist; can be any ethnicity and can come from any socioeconomic background The need to belong, political grievances, and sense of purpose are other common factors in an individual’s radicalization Individuals are often radicalized through the internet/social […]

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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?

Ahmad Mohibi’s news analysis on Afghanistan’s TOLOnews in regards to the 9/11 anniversary that marks the 18 years of US war in Afghanistan.  Since talks have been deemed ‘dead’, it is a better option for the US to take a more active stance on their South East Strategy of 2017 […]

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9/11

My Reflections on 9/11 Memorial

I distinctively remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as I was barely weeks into a yearlong youth exchange program in France. As a young teenager, it was my first solo venture abroad and I was full of excitement. On that day, my host mother left a Post-It note […]

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Two columns

Elections 2019: Is Afghanistan Ready?

On 17 September, a blast rocked Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally in Parwan province, echoing the words of Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Mujahideen leader turned politician, who previously stated that “the current situation in Afghanistan is not suitable for elections.” Ismail Khan’s pessimism, as well as that of other stakeholders, […]

Read More

Extremism Assessment Series: Homegrown Islamist Extremism in the US

Summary of Extremist Assessment There is no set profile of a homegrown violent extremist; can be any ethnicity and can come from any socioeconomic background The need to belong, political grievances, and sense of purpose are other common factors in an individual’s radicalization Individuals are often radicalized through the internet/social […]

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