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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.

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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.

Rise to Peace blog

U.S Increases Pressure on Iran, but at What Cost?

On April 8th the Trump Administration designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization. It marks the first time...
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George Rockwell: The Original American Nazi

Rockwell at a news conference in 1965. Image credit: Associated Press. Within the American neo-Nazi movement, there is perhaps no...
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George Rockwell: The Original American Nazi

Why The United States Needs to Reform Counter-Terrorism Efforts on the Home Front

Since the September 11th attacks on the United States, many believe that the biggest threat to the United States is...
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Why The United States Needs to Reform Counter-Terrorism Efforts on the Home Front
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Gulf Rivalries and the Afghan Peace Talks

Major players in the Afghan peace talks. Image credit: Reuters/AP. There are doubtless domestic factors behind the crisis in Afghanistan,...
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Gulf Rivalries and the Afghan Peace Talks

Plans for Still-Radicalized Members of the Islamic State

A man surrenders outside Baghouz. Image Credit: Al-Jazeera.             Near-victory has been declared over the...
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Plans for Still-Radicalized Members of the Islamic State

The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the Rise of Hamas

The Israeli and Palestinian conflict is one of the most intense disputes of the century. It is rooted in issues...
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The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the Rise of Hamas

The True Meaning of an “Islamic State”: A Brief Historical Look

The rise of radical groups who claim to be Islamic, growing instability in Muslim-majority countries, habits and norms that constitute...
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The True Meaning of an “Islamic State”: A Brief Historical Look

Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Following the horrific events of 9/11, media narratives created a paranoid fantasy in which terrorist groups obtain and deploy nuclear...
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Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

The Power of Social Media in Terrorism

Image courtesy of AP/The Independent. Society currently has a strong need for a new topic of discussion. Almost everyone has...
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The Power of Social Media in Terrorism
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Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier

Image Courtesy of Reuters Ever since aircraft were created, they have been an integral part of society. While they have...
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Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier
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Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions

The attack against Indian forces which occurred on February 14 was the deadliest thus far in the Kashmiri insurgency. Image...
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Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions
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Who are Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid?

Warren Christopher Clark (left) and Zaid Abed  al-Hamid (right) in SDF Custody. In January 2019, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured...
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Who are Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid?
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Boko Haram and Nigerian Instability

Since November, over 60,000 refugees have fled from Nigeria in fear of Boko Haram.   Image Source: IRIN Boko Haram, or...
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How US Propaganda Fuels Domestic Terrorism

Image Courtesy of Evan Vucci/AP America has always been the land of the free, a place where people from all...
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How US Propaganda Fuels Domestic Terrorism

ISIL and the Recruitment of Women

Hoda Muthana, an American-born Yemeni woman who decided to drop out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham to join...
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ISIL and the Recruitment of Women
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Developing a Law Enforcement Model for Countering Violent Extremism

Ever since the first police departments were formed in the 1800s, there has been continuous debate over the appropriate model...
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Developing a Law Enforcement Model for Countering Violent Extremism

India and Pakistan: Deescalating Border Disputes

Image Courtesty of NBC News On February 14th, a suicide bomb killed over forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel....
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India and Pakistan: Deescalating Border Disputes
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Intra-Afghan Peace Talks in the Absence of Afghan Government

Members of each delegation in Moscow beside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Image credit: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters. Afghanistan has a long...
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Intra-Afghan Peace Talks in the Absence of Afghan Government
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Strategies for Countering Neo-Nazi Radicalization

American members of the National Socialist Movement. Source: Southern Poverty Law Center. Decades after the end of World War II,...
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Strategies for Countering Neo-Nazi Radicalization

To Leave Or Not To Leave?

Image: (Spc. Anthony Vendejas/Army) The Syrian Civil War has been raging ever since their attempted revolution during the Arab Spring...
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To Leave Or Not To Leave?
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