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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.

Africa Rise to Peace blog

Impending Famine in Somalia Exacerbated by Al-Shabaab

Somalia has been facing the region’s worst drought and possible famine conditions within the past 40 years.  Experts confirm climate...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

Earthquake in Afghanistan: How Environmental Challenges Threaten Peace

On June 22, at around 1:30 am local time, one of the deadliest earthquakes in Afghanistan's history struck eastern provinces,...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

The Islamic State Claims a Deadly Explosion of a Sikh Temple in Kabul

On the morning of June 18th, a bomb exploded during an attack at a Sikh prayer place in Kabul while...
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Rise to Peace blog United States

The Role of the Proud Boys in the January 6th Attack

Proud Boy national chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio of Miami, Florida; former Proud Boy national chairman Ethan Nordean (“Rufio Panman”) of...
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Rise to Peace blog United States

Who are the Proud Boys?

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Proud Boys leaders Henry “Enrique” Tarrio (38), Ethan Nordean (31), Joseph Biggs (38), Zachary Rehl...
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Africa Rise to Peace blog

Islamic State Allegiances in Africa: A Sub-Saharan Breakdown

The ideology of the Islamic State has taken a significant hold in Sub-Saharan Africa. The group’s ideology has spread from...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

IS-K Seeks to Undermine the Taliban

In recent months, IS-K has increased the frequency and intensity of terrorist attacks against the Taliban and regional countries, up...
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Afghanistan Pakistan Rise to Peace blog

How Likely is Another Civil War in Afghanistan and What Would it Mean for Pakistan?

For the second time, the Taliban captured Afghanistan putting an end to what is known as the United States’ longest...
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Africa Europe Rise to Peace blog

Europe Turns to Mozambique for Natural Resources Despite Islamic State Attacks

Allegedly, energy companies are planning to return to the Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado despite unrest caused by ISIS-Mozambique. Due...
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Asia Rise to Peace blog

Five Years After the Philippines’ Marawi Siege: Lessons from Within

It has been almost five years since armed militants from two ISIL-affiliated organizations, Abu Sayyaf and the Maute, battled with...
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Africa Rise to Peace blog

The New Fight Against Al Shabaab

To counter the growth of Al Shabaab in Somalia, the Biden Administration has made the decision to deploy U.S. troops...
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Rise to Peace blog United States

The U.S. Removed Five Extremist Organizations From Its Terrorism Blacklist

The U.S. is expected to remove five extremist groups from its Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) blacklist, all of which are...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

The Taliban’s Opium Ban Will Prove Unsustainable

In 2020, around 85% of all opium was grown in Afghanistan. The Taliban has previously exploited this trade by placing...
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Afghanistan Rise to Peace blog

Afghanistan’s Economic Crisis Means Rapid Growth for Terrorist Cells

On May 7, 2022, the Taliban enacted a measure stating that women must wear face coverings in public.  This is...
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MENA Rise to Peace blog

Saudi Arabia Executed Three Men: Alleged Terrorism Operation

According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), two Saudi natives and a Yemeni were executed after being tried and...
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Europe Rise to Peace blog

Why Right-Wing Extremism Has a Strong Presence in Eastern Germany

Germany has been reunified since 1990, yet tensions remain between West and East Germany that right-wing extremist groups, parties, and...
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Latin America Rise to Peace blog

The Ecuadorian Security Crisis

Ecuador is currently experiencing its worst security crisis in a decade. The actions of various illegal groups, the presence of...
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Asia India Rise to Peace blog

Insurgency and the Narcotic Chain in India and Myanmar

Moreh is a small commercial gateway between India and Myanmar. It rests on the Northeastern side of the Indian border...
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Africa Rise to Peace blog

Examining Militancy in Nigeria: Mistakes of the South and Lessons for the North

On June 25, 2009, then President of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yaradua, made a proclamation granting amnesty and unconditional pardon to...
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Europe Rise to Peace blog Russia Ukraine

Ukraine Claims to Have Obtained a List of Russian Spies Operating in Europe

Ukraine asserts that it has acquired a list of Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents involved in criminal activities in...
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