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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.

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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Lone Wolf Terror

Europe, the US, and the Middle East find themselves in a moment of unprecedented tension. In the face of rapidly changing...
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Lone Wolf Terror
Africa Rise to Peace blog

Cameroon’s Secessionists

A vicious war of secession has ravaged the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon since January 2018. Non-state militias warring with...
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Cameroon’s Secessionists
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Yemeni Violence Escalates as Peace Talks Crumble

UN-sponsored peace talks seemed to provide a ray of hope for Yemen. But within hours of the talks stalling, air-raid...
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Yemeni Violence Escalates as Peace Talks Crumble
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Latin American Military Dictatorships

The period from 1964 - 1990 is a dark chapter in Latin American history. The period from 1964 - 1990...
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Latin American Military Dictatorships
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What 9/11 Means to Me

On September 11, 2001, the tragic news of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was transmitted through a...
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What 9/11 Means to Me
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Latin America: Transcending the Crime Epidemic

Despite milestones like 2012’s peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, Latin America remains a region fraught with...
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Latin America: Transcending the Crime Epidemic
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How Foreign Critics Led the IRA to Disarm

For more than half of the 20th century, violent conflict between pro-British Unionists and Irish Nationalists - a period referred...
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How Foreign Critics Led the IRA to Disarm
Africa Rise to Peace blog

Famine and Terror: A Warning from Africa’s Sahel Region

They say the way to a person’s heart is through her (sic) stomach. That may be true because when food...
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Famine and Terror: A Warning from Africa’s Sahel Region
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Weapons for Sale: How the U.S. Indirectly Supplies Terrorists and Organized Crime

While people many are aware that the United States supports partner forces across the Middle East, fewer realize the U.S....
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Weapons for Sale: How the U.S. Indirectly Supplies Terrorists and Organized Crime
Latin America Rise to Peace blog

Latin America: How Safe From Terror?

Latin America has avoided the terrorist wave that has brutalized other parts of the world. That's not to say that...
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Latin America: How Safe From Terror?
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Brexit and Northern Ireland, Troubles Afoot?

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union in March 2019 there remain many who are concerned about...
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Brexit and Northern Ireland, Troubles Afoot?
Asia Rise to Peace blog

Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia

  Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal all held national elections between late 2017 and mid-2018. All three experience significant election security...
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Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia
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A Rallying Cry for ISIS Fighters

This week Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi put rumors of his death to rest when he released an audio recording urging the...
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A Rallying Cry for ISIS Fighters
Africa Rise to Peace blog

Joseph Kabila’s Departure Will Change Nothing in the DRC

On August 8th Joseph Kabila officially announced that he would not run for a third, unconstitutional term as president of...
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Joseph Kabila’s Departure Will Change Nothing in the DRC
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Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility

Following the Malaysian general election in May of 2018, the newly elected government decided to permanently shut down the anti-terrorism...
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Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility
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The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?

Originally published in the Washington Examiner  Last week, the Taliban carried out a series of deadly attacks throughout Afghanistan, leaving over 500 dead...
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The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?
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Imran Khan’s Five-Year Test

Earlier this summer Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party was elected Pakistan's new Prime Minister, ending the Pakistan...
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Imran Khan’s Five-Year Test
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Two Birds, One Stone: Terror and Drug Trafficking Recruitment

The last half of a century has seen a turn away from conventional warfare as armed conflicts shifted to guerrilla...
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Two Birds, One Stone: Terror and Drug Trafficking Recruitment
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The Origins of the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Since autumn 2016 the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon have been suffering what has come to be known as...
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The Origins of the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon
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Youth, Radicalization, and Rehabilitation in Northern Iraq: A Life-Skills Approach

  The Iraqi government has initiated a series of educational programs in detention centers that focus on the deradicalization of...
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Youth, Radicalization, and Rehabilitation in Northern Iraq: A Life-Skills Approach
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