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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

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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.

Europe Rise to Peace blog

The State of Terrorism in the United Kingdom

Terrorism within the United Kingdom, over the past decade, has encountered many critical threats that have challenged its security. While...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

On the Brink of Collapse: Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis

“A full blown humanitarian catastrophe looms,” said Martin Griffiths, the United Nations’ emergency aid coordinator, describing the humanitarian crisis in...
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R2P Afghanistan - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Difficulties in Defining Terrorism: The Case of the Mapuche in Chile and Argentina

The Mapuche conflict in Chile and Argentina has generated diverse reactions by the authorities of both countries. Some of the...
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R2P Mapuche - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Nigeria Rise to Peace blog

ISWAP’s Impact on Nigeria’s National Interests

More than half a decade ago, the now dominant faction in Nigeria’s conflict, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), split...
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R2P ISWAP - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Rise to Peace blog Syria

The Rising Threat of Cyberterrorism

The newest form of terrorism is cyberterrorism, which has been a rising threat in the last several years. The fusion...
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R2P Cyber - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

A Fight for the Border: Clashes Between the ELN and the FARC in Arauca

At least 27 people have been killed over the previous days in Arauca, Colombia. The authorities indicate that the deaths...
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Rise to Peace blog

The Misuse of Counter-Terrorism: How Authoritarian States Repress Dissent

Within the past two decades, governments across the world have worked diligently to prevent large-scale terrorist attacks. Furthermore, when examining...
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R2P Dissent - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Africa Nigeria Rise to Peace blog

Ending Insurgency in Nigeria

October 1, 1960 was a significant moment in the history of Nigeria; finally, this nation would become an independent, self-governing...
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R2P Nigeria.5 - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Europe Rise to Peace blog Syria

The Repatriation of European Women and Children

In 2019 there was a major incident of the capture of women and children possibly linked to ISIS. Approximately 1,000...
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R2P Repatriate - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Domestic Terrorism Rise to Peace blog

One Year After January 6: Who Attacked the Capitol?

Just over one year ago, Americans across the nation watched in stunned disbelief as one of the most powerful and...
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R2P Jan 6 - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Domestic Terrorism Rise to Peace blog

Domestic Terrorism in 2022: Key Risks and Trends

As 2022 commences, the domestic security landscape continues to evolve and mutate. The COVID-19 pandemic, and our efforts to contain...
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R2P Flag - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

Guests in the Gulf: Afghans in the UAE

As part of an ongoing series from Rise to Peace, this article hopes to bring continued attention to the Afghan...
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R2P UAE - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Africa Nigeria Rise to Peace blog

History Replay: What’s Next for Nigeria?

One Nigeria, a phrase capable of setting off sparks depending on whom you address. Is Nigeria one? Or is this...
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R2P Nigeria.4 - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

How to Classify MS13: Gang or Terrorist Group?

On January 14, 2021, the U.S. government accused 14 leaders of the criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) of terrorism. The...
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R2P MS13 - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Africa Nigeria Rise to Peace blog

Understanding the Drivers of Radicalization in Nigeria

Violent extremism in modern-day Nigeria dates back to pre-colonial days; from the far north to the deep south, historical records show the...
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EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA Rise to Peace blog

Restless in Ankara: A Report on Conditions for Afghans

As the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August, many Afghans became fearful of what life under Taliban rule would resemble....
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R2P Ankara - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Rise to Peace blog

The Perfect Storm: COVID-19 and Extremism

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended human society across the world. Over the last two years, governments have sought to control...
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R2P COVID - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Bomb Attacks Terrorize the Colombian-Venezuelan Border

On December 14th, two bomb explosions were registered in Colombia at the border city of Cúcuta. The explosions occurred near...
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R2P Colombia - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
Rise to Peace blog United States

Fanning the Flames: How Foreign Governments Fuel Domestic Extremism

Information warfare, according to Dan Kuehl of the United States’ National Defense University, is the “conflict or struggle between two...
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Africa Rise to Peace blog

Lafiya Dole: Africa’s Old Narrative

The eternally fascinating continent of Africa is home to fifty-four beautiful countries, which are rich in resources, diversity, strength, and...
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R2P Nigeria.2 - Field Research. Analysis. High-level Advocacy
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