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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.

Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

Originally published in The Diplomat Magazine The vice president of Afghanistan, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, returned to Afghanistan on Sunday after self-imposed...
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Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
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Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups

Terrorist groups carry out targeted killings for a number of reasons: as a method of internal policing, in response to...
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Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups

About the Under-Covered Attacks Database

UAD Methodology (Updated 4/3/2018) The Undercovered Attacks Database is meant, especially, to highlight acts of terrorism that do not receive...
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Hezbollah: Exporting the Political Paramilitary Organization Model

Thursday evening, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah phoned six fighters in his paramilitary political party recalling them to Lebanon following...
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Hezbollah: Exporting the Political Paramilitary Organization Model
Ahmad Mohibi Asia Rise to Peace blog

US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?

The United States is planning to lead direct talks with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17 years...
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US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?
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Ahmad Mohibi discusses direct US talks with the Taliban on Tolonews

After the New York Times reported that The White House ordered diplomats to hold direct talks with the Taliban, Rise...
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Ahmad Mohibi discusses direct US talks with the Taliban on Tolonews
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Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan

On June 7th, 2018, the government of Afghanistan announced a unilateral ceasefire was to occur between the 12th and 19th...
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Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan
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On Africa’s East Coast, Two Reformers Work to Keep the Peace

Political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe were disrupted by grenade attacks on June 23, shedding light on the dangers that...
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On Africa’s East Coast, Two Reformers Work to Keep the Peace
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Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?

The Arab coalition’s operation against the Houthis in Yemen has been heavily bombarding Hudaydah for days. Hudaydah is a Yemeni...
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Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?
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What Makes a Terrorist Attack Notable: Determinants of U.S. Media Coverage

Introduction With the sheer saturation of terrorist attacks occurring each week, US news outlets are forced to make decisions regarding...
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What Makes a Terrorist Attack Notable: Determinants of U.S. Media Coverage
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Countering Youth Extremism in Iraq: A Generational Challenge

Of the many countries around the world affected by terrorism in recent years, few have suffered to the degree that...
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Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan represent a decade-long evolution of terror tactics, drawing influence from a variety of operating groups and...
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Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks
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Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons

Introduction Several high-profile terrorist attacks in Western Europe and North America in recent years have been committed by migrants from...
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Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons
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After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?

Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Recent violence along the border between Gaza and Israel has sparked significant international concern...
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After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?
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The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?

On May 6th, Lebanon held its first parliamentary elections in nine years. Hezbollah was a big winner. The Shi’ite political...
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The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?
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Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?

Photo Credit: CNN On May 10th, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong applauded the announcement of a summit set to...
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Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?
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Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq

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Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq
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Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan

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Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan
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The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace

The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace Today marks the 40-year anniversary of the Afghan civil war....
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The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace
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Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding

© CNN Money[1] In 2015, ISIL’s annual revenue was estimated to range from $1 billion to $2.4 Billion.[2] The terror...
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Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding
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