Afghan Negotiators Are Ready To Talk to the Taliban
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Afghan Negotiators Are Ready To Talk to the Taliban

The Afghan government finally released the list of negotiators that should discuss peace with the Taliban. Afghanistan has been drifting...
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Potential Risks and Rewards of the Impending Mass Taliban Prisoner Release
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Potential Risks and Rewards of the Impending Mass Taliban Prisoner Release

As a primary development arising from the United States-Taliban peace deal (now earmarked as the ‘Doha Deal’), on February 29,...
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US Cuts Aid to Afghanistan as Leaders Fail To Create a Unity Government
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US Cuts Aid to Afghanistan as Leaders Fail To Create a Unity Government

On March 23, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an urgent trip to Kabul, Afghanistan in an effort...
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Far-Right Versus Islamist Extremism: Two Sides of the Same Coin
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Far-Right Versus Islamist Extremism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD) is one of the many extremist far right groups that operate in the United Kingdom, but only...
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Afghanistan in 2020: Secrets and Negotiated Peace
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Afghanistan in 2020: Secrets and Negotiated Peace

The recent agreement between the United States and the Taliban is a significant political development that will undoubtedly shape the...
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Does the Groundbreaking Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan Go Beyond the Negotiation Table?
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Does the Groundbreaking Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan Go Beyond the Negotiation Table?

After eighteen months of talks and nearly twenty years of war, Afghanistan looks like it has made a step in...
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How Refugees Make their Way to Europe: A special report by Rise to Peace
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How Refugees Make their Way to Europe: A special report by Rise to Peace

Greek border police shot and killed a refugee as he attempted to cross the border following Turkey’s announcement that the...
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U.S.-Taliban reached a historic agreement
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U.S.-Taliban reached a historic agreement

Originally published at The Heat - CGTN America "Within the next ten days, Taliban leaders are expected to begin negotiations...
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The Prison Environment and Its Role in Radicalization
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The Prison Environment and Its Role in Radicalization

In the last few years, several terrorist incidents in Europe have raised serious concerns about prison radicalization and the effectiveness...
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Energy Industry: The Sector Most Affected by Terrorism
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Energy Industry: The Sector Most Affected by Terrorism

In recent weeks, a number of oil and gas facilities in Syria were struck by a series of terrorist attacks...
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How Terrorist Organizations Could Exploit the Idlib Crisis
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How Terrorist Organizations Could Exploit the Idlib Crisis

The Russian-led offensive in the Idlib province has already displaced at least 800, 000 people in three months. Many of...
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Strikes Against Terrorist Leaders in Yemen Have Little Impact on Peace Efforts
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Strikes Against Terrorist Leaders in Yemen Have Little Impact on Peace Efforts

Last week, the White House confirmed that a United States missile strike killed the top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen While...
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From Violence to Politics: Will the Taliban Become a Political Party?
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From Violence to Politics: Will the Taliban Become a Political Party?

The Taliban has rejected engaging in negotiations many times, but President Ghani’s proposal to fully recognize the group as a...
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Consequences of the Ongoing Offensive in Idlib
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Consequences of the Ongoing Offensive in Idlib

Without the attention it once attracted, the Syrian civil war not only continues, but has even escalated in past weeks...
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New ISIL Leader Officially Named and Confirmed
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New ISIL Leader Officially Named and Confirmed

It was recently officially confirmed by two intelligence services that Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi is the new head...
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Afghan Promises and a Peace Plan in Trump’s State of the Union Address
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Afghan Promises and a Peace Plan in Trump’s State of the Union Address

At the State of the Union, President Trump endorsed peace talks with the Taliban and promised that he continues to...
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What In The World Is Coronavirus? A Short Primer
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What In The World Is Coronavirus? A Short Primer

Editor’s Note: One does not typically expect to see an article related to public health or infectious disease on Rise...
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The High Possibility of the Reemergence of the Islamic State
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The High Possibility of the Reemergence of the Islamic State

In light of the recent developments in both Iraq and Syria, it is quite understandable that the Middle East faces...
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Will Violence Stop If the United States and Taliban Reach a Deal?
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Will Violence Stop If the United States and Taliban Reach a Deal?

The latest talks between the United States and the Taliban may conclude with a deal. Content of the peace agreement...
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Transcript of a Panel Discussion on Afghanistan 2020
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Transcript of a Panel Discussion on Afghanistan 2020

Jonathan S. Landay, National Security Correspondent, Reuters Said Sulaiman Ashna, Afghan Service Reporter, Voice of America Dr. Marvin G. Weinbaum,...
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