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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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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
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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
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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?
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

A Brief History of Soviet Support for Terrorism

The reign of terror the Soviet Union inflicted upon its citizens is well-documented, but what’s less well-known is the impact...
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A Brief History of Soviet Support for Terrorism
MENA Rise to Peace blog

Muslim Democracy

While the term contains the word Muslim, Muslim democracy seeks neither to reform or build theocracies, but rather to incorporate Islamic ideals...
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Muslim Democracy
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Venezuela and the Predicament of Rentier States

Much is said about Venezuela and its current state, but often in isolation from processes occurring in other Latin American countries...
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Venezuela and the Predicament of Rentier States
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The Heirs of Enver-The Grey Wolves

On October 9th, 2018, legislation was introduced into the German Bundestag (Federal Parliament) to ban the display of the hand...
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The Heirs of Enver-The Grey Wolves
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Scandinavia: Striking the Balance and Setting the Precedent

Europe has been on high alert for terror attacks in major metropolis around the region. Complicating the matter are questions...
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Scandinavia: Striking the Balance and Setting the Precedent
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The Threat of Drone-Based Terror

On August 4, 2018, President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was attacked with explosive-laden drones during a political rally. Although the...
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The Threat of Drone-Based Terror
Asia Rise to Peace blog

Thailand Proposal

The Thai government has employed multiple methods to combat the rising insurgency in Southern Thailand. One includes a plan proposed...
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Thailand Proposal
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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity

Afghanistan’s hero, General Abdul Raziq, was killed just days before the parliamentary elections, leaving a wide power vacuum in the...
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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity
MENA Rise to Peace blog United States

The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi

The last time anyone saw Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi alive was Oct. 2nd when security cameras caught him entering the Saudi...
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The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi
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US Online Counterterrorism Strategy

Last week on October 4th the Trump administration released the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism. The White House strategy rightly...
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US Online Counterterrorism Strategy
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Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?

It’s no secret that the lone-wolf threat to Europe is bad, and worsening. However, it's not just an increasing number...
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Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
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Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System

On Tuesday, October 2nd Russia’s Defense Minister confirmed delivery of a long-range surface-to-air missile defense system to the Syrian army....
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Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
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