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Gulf Rivalries and the Afghan Peace Talks

Major players in the Afghan peace talks. Image credit: Reuters/AP. There are doubtless domestic factors behind the crisis in Afghanistan,…

5 years ago

Who are Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid?

Warren Christopher Clark (left) and Zaid Abed  al-Hamid (right) in SDF Custody. In January 2019, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured…

5 years ago

Intra-Afghan Peace Talks in the Absence of Afghan Government

Members of each delegation in Moscow beside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Image credit: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters. Afghanistan has a long…

5 years ago

Terror’s New Form

Source: The East African (2014) Author: Caleb Septoff Perhaps one of the greatest scientific achievements in human history is the…

5 years ago

ISIS Threat

Since ISIS’, or Daesh’s, ascension to power, following the chaos of the Syrian uprisings in 2011, the world has watched…

5 years ago

When Will the Bloodshed in Syria End?

Late last year, most of the world let out a sigh of relief as it began to appear as though…

6 years ago

Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism

“Violent extremism knows no boundaries.” That was the message that Rise to Peace founder Ahmad Mohibi used to open “How…

6 years ago

My Best Weapon: A story of Dignity and Courage

“I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have” Nadia Murad, 2018 winner of Nobel Peace Prize…

6 years ago

A look at Saudi Arabia in light of recent events and moving forward

Last Monday I attended the Inaugural Annual Gulf International Conference in Washington D.C. where Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi was scheduled to speak…

6 years ago

Muslim Democracy

While the term contains the word Muslim, Muslim democracy seeks neither to reform or build theocracies, but rather to incorporate Islamic ideals…

6 years ago