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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

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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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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Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor on Doha peace conference
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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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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) – Does joining terrorist groups challenge gender roles within society?
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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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Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue
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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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Taliban attack threatens Afghan peace talks
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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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Women of the Irish Republican Army: Powerful or Powerless?
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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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The Taliban chief negotiator Stanikzai: We will fight till the country is free from the foreign occupation.
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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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Women in the Afghan Peace Process
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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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AMISOM and an Approaching 2021 : Is Somalia Prepared?
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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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A Profile of Brian Isaack Clyde: What We Know About the Dallas Courthouse Shooter
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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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US-Iran Relations No Longer Have Use for Sanctions
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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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“People, not Pawns”: Female Extremists Beneath the Sensation
Africa Rise to Peace blog

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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Digital Repression Keeps the Crisis in Sudan Hidden from the World
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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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The Hezbollah Dilemma
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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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Iran and Saudi Arabia: Funding Terrorism
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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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Iraq in Rubble after ISIL
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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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Does Designating the IRGC as a FTO Help or Hurt the US?
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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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US Deems IRGC “Terrorists”
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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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Revolution in Sudan?
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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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Will the United States – Iran Stalemate Impact the Afghan Peace Talks?
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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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Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan
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