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Intra-Afghan Talks Reveal the Long Road Ahead to Peace
Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

Intra-Afghan Talks Reveal the Long Road Ahead to Peace

“For the first time in 40 years, Afghans will sit together, the government delegation that includes people who are not...
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What’s Next for the United States in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

What’s Next for the United States in Afghanistan?

On September 12, a day after the 19th anniversary of 9/11, talks between the Taliban and Afghan government began in...
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How Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Influence Inclusivity in Afghanistan?
Rise to Peace blog

How Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Influence Inclusivity in Afghanistan?

On September 12, representatives from the Afghan government together with Taliban members gathered in Doha, Qatar for intra-Afghan peace talks....
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This 9/11 Anniversary Brings Afghan War to the Forefront
Ahmad Mohibi Rise to Peace blog

This 9/11 Anniversary Brings Afghan War to the Forefront

9/11 is undoubtedly a tragic and disturbing act of terrorism on US soil, but it acted as a wake-up call...
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Intra-Afghan Talks: What Does Pakistan Want?
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Intra-Afghan Talks: What Does Pakistan Want?

Among the prevalent foreign actors involved in Afghanistan’s peace process, few have as a large of stake as Pakistan. The...
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Small Steps Towards Reconciliation Matter: Lessons from Croatia
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Small Steps Towards Reconciliation Matter: Lessons from Croatia

Reconciliation is often lauded as a key objective of any discussions intent on ending conflict, but it often remains elusive...
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Reforming Afghanistan’s Higher Education Institutions
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Reforming Afghanistan’s Higher Education Institutions

Among the institutions most affected by Afghanistan’s incessant conflict over the past four decades, few have endured as much damage...
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With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace
Afghanistan Ahmad Mohibi Rise to Peace blog

With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

Originally published at The Diplomat At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace...
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Personal Reflections on the Tragedy in Beirut
Rise to Peace blog

Personal Reflections on the Tragedy in Beirut

Editor's Note: Rise to Peace Research Fellow Cameron Hoffman has a close connection with Beirut, Lebanon. He spoke with some...
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Remittances: Reverberations for Conflict-Ridden Regions
Rise to Peace blog

Remittances: Reverberations for Conflict-Ridden Regions

Since the start of the 21st century, the world economy’s reliance on remittances has risen sharply as globalization enabled growth...
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Civil Society Organizations as a Possible Structure for Recovery in Lebanon
Rise to Peace blog

Civil Society Organizations as a Possible Structure for Recovery in Lebanon

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lebanon experienced massive protests calling for a new government in response to declining economic opportunities amongst...
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How Will COVID-19 Impact Efforts in Afghanistan?
Rise to Peace blog

How Will COVID-19 Impact Efforts in Afghanistan?

It is often surmised that modern conflict is characterized by a steady decline in inter-state warfare and increased conflict perpetrated...
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The Emergence of Sara Khitta in the Context of the US Involvement in Afghanistan
Rise to Peace blog

The Emergence of Sara Khitta in the Context of the US Involvement in Afghanistan

The period following the United States-Taliban agreement has provided an opportunity for the U.S. to examine its Responsibility to Protect...
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Problems in the Way of Progress: Uncertain US Troop Withdrawal and New Challenges Facing the Afghan Peace Process
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Problems in the Way of Progress: Uncertain US Troop Withdrawal and New Challenges Facing the Afghan Peace Process

On February 29, 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement, widely referred to as the ‘Doha...
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Do Civilian Self-Defense Groups Help or Harm Counterterrorism Efforts?
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Do Civilian Self-Defense Groups Help or Harm Counterterrorism Efforts?

After enduring what may be considered one of its most violent years, the West African nation of Burkina Faso has...
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Trade, Aid, and a Self-Reliant Afghan Economy
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Trade, Aid, and a Self-Reliant Afghan Economy

At first glance, a chart depicting Afghanistan’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures since 2001 could be characterized as a...
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Do Cryptocurrencies Provide Opportunities for Terrorist Organizations?
Rise to Peace blog

Do Cryptocurrencies Provide Opportunities for Terrorist Organizations?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were once considered as fantasy rather than a viable method of exchanging goods and services, but...
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Indo-Afghan Ties and the Prospect of Peace
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Indo-Afghan Ties and the Prospect of Peace

As one of several external stakeholders that have taken a keen interest in the affairs of Afghanistan, India ranks among...
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A Road to Everywhere: Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative
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A Road to Everywhere: Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative

Nearly seven years after it was first announced, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to endure a barrage of...
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Unlocking Afghanistan’s Resource Wealth: Three Obstacles for the Mining Sector
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Unlocking Afghanistan’s Resource Wealth: Three Obstacles for the Mining Sector

Throughout its history, Afghanistan’s most notable advantage has been its geographically strategic location. The country’s proximity to trade routes and...
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