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Ahmad Mohibi, president and Director of Counter-terrorism at Rise to Peace greets Taliban supporter biking around the city of Kabul during the ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban. June 17, 2018 Photo by Rise to Peace

Rise to Peace conduct frontline reports, research to help the international community in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Our team of researchers and journalists work on these issues to gather reports, analyze and present it to the institutions, CVE organizations and as well as the governments to make better policies.

Sharp Analysis

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Ahmad Mohibi, president, and Director of Counter-terrorism speaks to TOLOnews to explain why Taliban wants to join the peace process. 16 June 2018. Rise to Peace

Rise to Peace impact depends on its high standards of research, reporting, sharp analysis and strong policy recommendation.

We published 3 in-depth reports, alongside nearly 150 opinions pieces, videos, and multimedia.

Every week, we track and report terrorist attacks around the globe on The Active Intelligence Database, an initiative created by the Rise to Peace team in an effort to spread information and facilitate education on the threat of global terrorism

Every week, we research, examine and publish Week in Terrorism, This Week in Terrorism (WiT) was designed by the Rise to Peace team to increase the accessibility and usability of data on terror activity around the world.

The Active Intelligence team at Rise to Peace updates The Active Intelligence Map (AIM), a running map of terrorist attacks throughout the world.

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Rise to Peace Symposium at George Washington University. The panel was moderated by Michael R. Sherwin, an Assistant United States Attorney and included Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Ambassador Limbert, and former MIPP Director Dr. Christopher Kojm. December 2016. Rise to Peace

The Rise to Peace Quarterly Expert Symposium gathers renowned experts from various fields (academia, humanitarian organizations, law enforcement, the military, diplomats and foreign service officers) to explore the genesis of global radicalization and how to counter the rise of violent extremist ideology. Each symposium is sponsored by a university and held at different locations across the world.

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Human Rights Abuses By The People’s Republic of China

Overview Out of the eleven million Uyghurs living in Xinjiang in China, between 800,000 and one million people have been...
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The European Union And Their Long-Term Commitment To Afghanistan

Since 2001, the European Union (EU) has shown its interest in Afghanistan, resulting in 4 billion Euros provided in aid....
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The Gulf States’ Relationship With Afghanistan And Peace

The Persian Gulf states have played an important role in Afghanistan’s conflict. Their prominence in the area will likely continue...
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Lessons To Be Learnt From Colombia’s Economic Reintegration Programs

A successful peace agreement does not guarantee lasting peace. The successful reintegration of ex-combatants back into society, while it does...
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Rahmatullah Nabil Discusses Afghanistan’s Peace Process

An Impossible Task? Rahmatullah Nabil, Former Director of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Afghanistan discussed what lies ahead...
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Recent Domestic Terrorism Attacks In The United States

Nearly a week after tragedy struck in Atlanta, flags in the United States were briefly raised. Less than two days...
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The Role of Foreign Investment in the Afghan Peace Process

Previous efforts to invest in Afghanistan’s economic future have had poor results. But, the role of foreign investment in the...
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The Taliban And Mujahideen: Comparisons And Lessons Learned

At the time of the Soviet invasion, those fleeing from Afghanistan to Pakistan were one of the largest refugee populations...
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Political Crisis For Refugees Seeking Asylum In Greece

There are currently 119,700 refugees in Greece, while another 19,100 refugees remain on the Greek Islands, seeking asylum. Despite many...
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What To Expect From The Moscow Peace Conference On Afghanistan

The Moscow conference peace talks are being attended by the Troika group, which includes; Pakistan, Iran, China, Russia, and the...
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Are Nigeria’s Counterterrorism Operations Boko Haram’s Biggest Ally?

For the last decade, Nigeria’s deadliest threat has undoubtedly and consistently been Islamic group Boko Haram. The terror group would...
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An Introspective Outlook Of The U.S Letter To Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s letter to President Ghani and Chairman Abdulla Abdulla addressing the Afghan peace process highlights its...
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What Can Afghanistan Learn from Rwanda?

When the war in Afghanistan finally ends, an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Taliban fighters will have to be reintegrated into...
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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad Visits Kabul For Afghan Peace Talks

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, has left Washington DC for a trip to Kabul. His...
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Domestic Terrorism Discussion with Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for D.C.

On Thursday 25th February, Mr. Sherwin joined Ahmad Mohibi, President of Rise to Peace, for an insightful discussion concerning domestic...
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Biden Administration Resumes Taliban Peace Talks

After weeks of increased violence, uncertainty, and a stalemate between the negotiating parties, talks between the Afghan government and the...
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What Is Next for Afghanistan’s Sikhs and Hindus?

Before it earned its moniker as the 'Graveyard of Empires', the Durrani Empire of Afghanistan ceded a significant amount of...
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What Does Future Trade Look Like in Light of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement?

Following several months of talks between trade representative from Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two countries appear poised to finalize a...
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The Kafala Controversy: Migrant Labor Reform in the Gulf

Among the seismic economic changes to emerge in the twentieth century, few were as drastic and consequential as the growth...
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Gender Analysis and Representation of Women as a Counterterrorism Approach

At a time where women can be victims, violent actors, and agents of positive change, the consideration of gender analysis...
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