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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 Ahmad Mohibi

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.

High-level Advocacy

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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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Guerrilla Warfare in Latin America

When a nation is invaded, or succumbs to an authoritarian government, its people usually are no match for either foreign...
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Guerrilla Warfare in Latin America
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Women and Radicalization

Ninetta Bagarella and her husband, Totò, who successfully raised children in the extremist Mafia tradition. Image credit: Associated Press. Emilie König,...
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Women and Radicalization
Rise to Peace blog United States

Social Media and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

Far-right protestors at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017. Image credit: Anthony Crider. In the United...
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Social Media and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism
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Mohammed Hamzah Khan: Case Study of an American Extremist

Mohammed Hamzah Khan, the young man radicalized in the suburbs of Chicago. Born in the United States to first generation...
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Mohammed Hamzah Khan: Case Study of an American Extremist
Asia Rise to Peace blog

Rehabilitation in the Archipelago: Is Indonesia Building a Foundation of Success?

Since the turn of the century, much of countering violent extremism (CVE) discussion has rightly focused on the Middle East...
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Rehabilitation in the Archipelago: Is Indonesia Building a Foundation of Success?
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog United States

Psyops: A New Frontier in Counterterror?

An American soldier spreads free newspapers to the people of Baghdad as part of a mission in psychological operations. Image...
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Psyops: A New Frontier in Counterterror?
MENA Rise to Peace blog United States

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...
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When Will the Bloodshed in Syria End?
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog United States

ISIS: From Unified Caliphate to Decentralized Lone Wolves

Members of a US-led coalition prepare to fight ISIS and retake Hajin. Credit to Sgt. Timothy Koster. This September, the...
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ISIS: From Unified Caliphate to Decentralized Lone Wolves
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Kabul Wedding Hall Bombing

Last Tuesday, November 20, 2018, religious scholars and clerics gathered in the Uranus Wedding Hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. The hall...
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Kabul Wedding Hall Bombing
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Legalization of Drugs in Brazil

Brazil continues to wage war against drug trafficking, prioritizing police and arrests. This past April, President Michel Temer deployed the...
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Legalization of Drugs in Brazil
Rise to Peace blog United States

Zulfi Hoxha (Abu Hamza al-Amriki): A Case Study of Radicalization

In early 2018, news emerged that a 25-year old from New Jersey was fighting as a commander for the Islamic...
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Zulfi Hoxha (Abu Hamza al-Amriki): A Case Study of Radicalization
Asia Rise to Peace blog

Toy Soldiers on a Mission: The Training and Indoctrination of Children for Jihad

On September 26, a children’s show aired on Iran’s Channel 2 to commemorate the Iran-Iraq war. Translated by The Middle...
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Toy Soldiers on a Mission: The Training and Indoctrination of Children for Jihad
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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...
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Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism
Ahmad Mohibi Rise to Peace blog United States

What You Can Do This Veteran’s Day

The willingness to fight for freedom and democracy, sacrificing everything to protect countrymen, family and homeland is a Veteran. This...
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What You Can Do This Veteran’s Day
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

The Mafia and the Latin American Drug Trade

Pablo Escobar, the infamous Colombian drug trafficker with ties to the Mafia. It is common knowledge that the Mafia engages...
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The Mafia and the Latin American Drug Trade
MENA Rise to Peace blog

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...
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My Best Weapon: A story of Dignity and Courage
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Jair Bolsonaro and Violence in Brazil

On Sunday, Brazilians elected Jair Bolsonaro as their thirty-eighth president. Bolsonaro has been described by the New York Times as...
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Jair Bolsonaro and Violence in Brazil
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

From Democratic Republic of Germany to Republic of Germans: Anti-refugee Sentiment in East Germany

On August 26th, 2018, Chemnitz, a city in Saxony, Germany, was convulsed by large-scale xenophobic riots following the arrest of...
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From Democratic Republic of Germany to Republic of Germans: Anti-refugee Sentiment in East Germany
MENA Rise to Peace blog United States

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...
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A look at Saudi Arabia in light of recent events and moving forward
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Can Colombia Legitimize its Coca Trade?

For the past century, Colombia has been embroiled in an intense war on drugs which has created a steady state...
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Can Colombia Legitimize its Coca Trade?
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