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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.

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Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?

Source: PRI (2016) The United States and leaders of the Afghan Taliban are currently in the process of discussing peace...
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Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?
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Private Sector Domestic Intelligence

In relation to terrorism, domestic intelligence collection is relatively limited in scope due an absence of an agency or structure...
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Private Sector Domestic Intelligence
MENA Rise to Peace blog

Terror’s New Form

Source: The East African (2014) Author: Caleb Septoff Perhaps one of the greatest scientific achievements in human history is the...
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Terror’s New Form
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Brazilian Prison Gangs: Message Delivered

Source: The Washington Post/Alex Gomes/AP Author: Cameron Cassar The newly elected right wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, had just...
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Brazilian Prison Gangs: Message Delivered

Colombia: Prospects for Peace

Last week, Rodrigo Cadete, one of the leaders of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) dissident group, died in...
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Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Old Crisis Sparks Anew: The Bogota Car Bombing

Source: The Tico Times (2019)  Author: Billy Baker Colombia has a bloody history of political violence (La Violencia, FARC, ELN)....
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Old Crisis Sparks Anew: The Bogota Car Bombing

Why Does a Person Become Radicalized?: Weighing Research Against the Tree of Life Shooting

In the 21st century, terror attacks have become relatively common. Within 2018 alone, 1,744 terror attacks were recorded by the...
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Asia Rise to Peace blog

The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines

Filipino and American forces shaking hands in September 2017. Image Credit: Cpl. Robert Sweet, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The recent tension...
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The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines

Fostering Security in the Sahel: A Critical Challenge

Fostering Security in the Sahel: A Critical Challenge   Throughout the past few years, policymakers, scholars, analysts, and researchers have...
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Asia Rise to Peace blog

How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism

Source: AP Feed News (2018) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination criticizes the Chinese government for the...
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How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism
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Returning Foreign Fighters: A Global Threat

As ISIS concedes its last remnants of territory, governments around the world must confront the return of foreign fighters from...
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Returning Foreign Fighters: A Global Threat

Afghanistan: Getting to the Root of the Problem

By R.Maxwell Bone and Abdul Bari Nejrabi In October of 2018, the Special Inspector General for the Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)...
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Afghanistan: Getting to the Root of the Problem
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The Mysterious Case of Mohamad Jamal Khweis

Mohamad Jamal Khweis while in Kurdish custody. Image Credit: Associated Press. Few in Alexandria, Virginia, would have suspected that the...
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The Mysterious Case of Mohamad Jamal Khweis
Rise to Peace blog United States

Countering Extremism in the Digital Age

Source: Rand Corporation (2016)  The Global War on Terror has challenged Western conceptions of warfare. The days of clearly defined...
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Countering Extremism in the Digital Age
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Lessons from the KKK

KKK recruitment propaganda. Source: Link Upstate New York experienced a unique threat to the safety of their community this year:...
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Lessons from the KKK
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

What Constitutes Terrorism?

An Israeli woman carrying a coffin with family members and friends to protest domestic violence. Source: The Guardian Photographer: Jim...
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What Constitutes Terrorism?
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

The Naxalite Insurgency

On October 30, 2018, a journalist and two policemen were killed in an ambush in Eastern Indian state of Chattisgarh....
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The Naxalite Insurgency
Rise to Peace blog

The Psychological Battle Against Terror

A man prays by a memorial for the dead. Image credit: Christian Hartman, REUTERS. There is a special aspect to...
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The Psychological Battle Against Terror
EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Lessons from Strasbourg

Cheriff Chekatt, the Strasbourg attacker. Image credit: BBC. At approximately 8 pm on December 11th, 29-year-old Cheriff Chekatt opened fire...
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Lessons from Strasbourg
Rise to Peace blog United States

How Minnesota is Attempting to Combat Radicalization

Abdifatah Ahmed, who travelled to join the Islamic State, posted this image on Facebook with the caption "The return of...
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How Minnesota is Attempting to Combat Radicalization
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