United States

The Domestic Counter Terrorism Program

In the spring of 2019, Rise to Peace launched the Domestic Counter-Terrorism Program (DCTP), with the goal of having a specialized team within Rise to Peace to focus on extremist and terrorist threats that are specific to the United States homeland. The DCTP consists of team members who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with relevant experiences in law enforcement, research, analytics, politics, and intelligence that provides the needed skills to understand the complex nature of terrorism.
The DCTP seeks to provide detailed research and analysis about terrorist groups and extremist ideologies that exist in the United States to both public-sector and private-sector consumers in order to better guide policy decisions and combat future violence.
The DCTP produces numerous products to realize our mission of providing research, analysis, and intelligence products to relevant consumers. To fulfill our team’s mission, the DCTP completes:
  • Annual assessments of specific terrorist and extremist groups operating in the United States
    in the United States to provide context in which to view current terrorist threats
  • Annual assessments of trends in extremist ideologies
  • Case studies of extremist groups and individual extremists from all types of ideologies
  • Comprehensive historical analysis of terrorists, terror groups, and extremist movements

DCTP Team

Recent articles

Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor on Doha peace conference

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Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor on Doha peace conference

Amid a series of peace talks over the last months, Taliban and Afghan representatives gathered in Doha and agreed on…

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) – Does joining terrorist groups challenge gender roles within society?

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) – Does joining terrorist groups challenge gender roles within society?

Photographer: Nicolas Bedoya Source: Bloomberg The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) is a violent…

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Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue

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Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Originally published in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty An unprecedented meeting between the Taliban, Afghan officials, and delegates from various…

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Taliban attack threatens Afghan peace talks

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Taliban attack threatens Afghan peace talks

On July 1st, 2019, the Taliban committed multiple attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan which killed at least forty people and injured…

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Women of the Irish Republican Army: Powerful or Powerless?

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Women of the Irish Republican Army: Powerful or Powerless?

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is a paramilitary organization that has operated out of Ireland since 1917. There have been…

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The Taliban chief negotiator Stanikzai: We will fight till the country is free from the foreign occupation.

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The Taliban chief negotiator Stanikzai: We will fight till the country is free from the foreign occupation.

“This is not violence. This is fighting for the freedom of our country. We will fight till the country is…

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Women in the Afghan Peace Process

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Women in the Afghan Peace Process

Under Taliban rule (1996-2001), Afghan women were banned from attending schools and working as well. In addition to violating their…

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AMISOM and an Approaching 2021 : Is Somalia Prepared?

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AMISOM and an Approaching 2021 : Is Somalia Prepared?

In March 2019, it was unanimously decided by the United Nations Security Council that the African Union Mission in Somalia…

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A Profile of Brian Isaack Clyde: What We Know About the Dallas Courthouse Shooter

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A Profile of Brian Isaack Clyde: What We Know About the Dallas Courthouse Shooter

On June 17 at 8:50am, a gunman dressed in full tactical gear opened fire outside of the Earle Cabell Federal…

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US-Iran Relations No Longer Have Use for Sanctions

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US-Iran Relations No Longer Have Use for Sanctions

All is not well on the eastern front, as Iranian-American relations have hit their lowest point in decades. The current…

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“People, not Pawns”: Female Extremists Beneath the Sensation

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“People, not Pawns”: Female Extremists Beneath the Sensation

    The majority of violent extremists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and around the world are…

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Digital Repression Keeps the Crisis in Sudan Hidden from the World

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Digital Repression Keeps the Crisis in Sudan Hidden from the World

“How Come My Heartbreak Isn’t Loud Enough?” This message signifies the calls of the Sudanese people who yearn for democracy….

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The Hezbollah Dilemma

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The Hezbollah Dilemma

On March 22, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Lebanon to convince countries in the region to join the…

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Iran and Saudi Arabia: Funding Terrorism

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Iran and Saudi Arabia: Funding Terrorism

The Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi said, “Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of fundamentalist ideology and a source of organized international terrorism,…

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Iraq in Rubble after ISIL

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Iraq in Rubble after ISIL

At the beginning of 2019, the size of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been reduced…

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Does Designating the IRGC as a FTO Help or Hurt the US?

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Does Designating the IRGC as a FTO Help or Hurt the US?

On April 8, 2019, President Trump designated Iran’s most powerful security organization, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a…

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US Deems IRGC “Terrorists”

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US Deems IRGC “Terrorists”

As part of the Trump Administration campaign to isolate Iran, Secretary Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

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Revolution in Sudan?

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Revolution in Sudan?

Since December, there have been massive protests in the streets of Khartoum, Sudan due to the poor economy, oppressive regime,…

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Will the United States – Iran Stalemate Impact the Afghan Peace Talks?

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Will the United States – Iran Stalemate Impact the Afghan Peace Talks?

On 5 May 2019, United States National Security Advisor, John Bolton, announced that the US would deploy a series of…

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Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan

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Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan

On June 22nd, the Center for Peace Research (LCPR) and the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) in Pakistan hosted…

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