Field Research

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

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.

High-level Advocacy

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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Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy

Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy The US secretary of Defense Mark Espers travelled to Afghanistan this Sunday...
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Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy
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Turkey’s Offensive in Syria Risks the Region’s Stability

For some time, President Trump sought an opportunity to withdraw United States troops from northeastern Syria. He considers regional security...
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Turkey’s Offensive in Syria Risks the Region’s Stability
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Turkey’s Military Incursion into Northeastern Syria Poses Many Risks to Regional Stability

President Trump’s decision to outsource the mission to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to...
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Turkey’s Military Incursion into Northeastern Syria Poses Many Risks to Regional Stability
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A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban

A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, his chief negotiator...
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A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban
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Afghanistan election: A huge victory for the Afghan forces

As the vote-counting commenced, it brought about the end of election day in Afghanistan. The precarious security situation and the...
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Afghanistan election: A huge victory for the Afghan forces
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Afghanistan near crises now that election is over

Afghanistan near crises now that election is over Editor note: The information in this article is based on our research,...
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Afghanistan near crises now that election is over
MENA Rise to Peace blog

Drones: Weapons of Terror?

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have taken responsibility of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil sites in Abqaiq and Khurais....
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Drones: Weapons of Terror?
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19th Edition of the World Summit on Counter Terrorism in Israel

The 19th edition of the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism was held from 9th to 12th September 2019 in Herzliya, a...
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19th Edition of the World Summit on Counter Terrorism in Israel
Ahmad Mohibi Rise to Peace blog

Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Afghanistan

Taliban reintegration into Afghan society is a precarious topic, thus it is prudent to devote weighty discussion towards barriers emboldened...
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Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Afghanistan
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Elections 2019: Is Afghanistan Ready?

On 17 September, a blast rocked Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally in Parwan province, echoing the words of Mohammad Ismail Khan,...
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Elections 2019: Is Afghanistan Ready?
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Extremism Assessment Series: Homegrown Islamist Extremism in the US

Summary of Extremist Assessment There is no set profile of a homegrown violent extremist; can be any ethnicity and can...
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Extremism Assessment Series: Homegrown Islamist Extremism in the US
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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?

Ahmad Mohibi's news analysis on Afghanistan's TOLOnews in regards to the 9/11 anniversary that marks the 18 years of US...
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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?
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My Reflections on 9/11 Memorial

I distinctively remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as I was barely weeks into a yearlong youth exchange...
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My Reflections on 9/11 Memorial
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US-Taliban Peace Talks: So Close, Yet So Far

The United States slowly inched toward a peace deal with the Taliban since talks in Doha, Qatar began some months...
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US-Taliban Peace Talks: So Close, Yet So Far
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog

Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance

Famous Afghan commander killed in Northern Afghanistan Hours into September 1st, a mine detonated and killed General Nazir Mohammad Niazi...
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Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance
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Lessons From the Past: From Feminism to Women Joining Terrorist Organizations

Women have always demonstrated capabilities of exerting powerful influence in the world. Undoubtedly, the Nineteenth Century provides a glorious example...
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Lessons From the Past: From Feminism to Women Joining Terrorist Organizations
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?

What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
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Extremism Assessment Series: The Proud Boys

The Proud Boys participate in semi-organized violence, typically associated with political protests The group has been directly and indirectly linked...
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Extremism Assessment Series: The Proud Boys
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?

The Afghan Peace Talks on the Eve of Their Presidential Election Mullah Khairullah Khaikhwah, a senior member of the Taliban,...
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
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Extremism Assessment Series: Sovereign Citizens Movement

The sovereign citizen movement is often disorganized, but organized groups do exist. The spread of this extremist ideology typically exists...
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Extremism Assessment Series: Sovereign Citizens Movement
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