Ahmad Shah Mohibi

Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the founder of Rise to Peace. In this role, he conducts research and analyzes policy issues related to terrorism, violent extremism, international security, and peace peacebuilding efforts to help inform the policy practitioners, analysts, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations. 

Prior to that, he served as a Program Advisor to the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Afghanistan, where he helped coordinate, implement, and monitor interconnected projects, including the $10 million initiative to build the Justice Center in Parwan. Prior to the State Department, 

Ahmad assisted the United States Military in various capacities to help provide comprehensive strategic planning and project management in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions. He holds a Master in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University and a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University.

Regularly presents at symposiums, conferences and discussion panels, and has authored numerous articles and reports for national and international newspapers and magazines. Frequently provides news analysis and commentary to media outlets, including the Washington Examiner, Voice of America, Aljazeera, Ariana News, The Diplomat Magazine, and TOLOnews.

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Topics I Discuss

The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Islamic State

Radicalization Process

Domestic Terrorism

Terrorism Risk Management

Terrorism Financing

Violent Extremism

Social Issues

Featured Publications

Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, July 1, 2019

Where the Afghan Peace Process is Going?, The Geopolitics, July 12, 2019

Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan, The New Delhi Times, July 4, 2019

What 9/11 Means to Me, Rise to Peace, 11 September 2018

Cure For A Chronic Disease, Asian Affairs, September 2018

The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?, Washington Examiner, 26 August 2018

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones, The Diplomat, 24 July 2018

The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace, Rise to Peace, 28 April 2018

Special Report on Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan,Rise to Peace, 25 April 2018

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Diplomacy works when there is military pressures on the ground

https://youtu.be/FcI3QBmIUlQ   Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the Founder of Rise to Peace. Diplomacy works when there is a military presence…
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AFGHANISTAN: Is it ready for a US pullout?

While the Taliban are killing left and right despite their deal with the US to reduce violence, I argue that…
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AFGHANISTAN: Is it ready for a US pullout?
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With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

Originally published at The Diplomat At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace…
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With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace
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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?

Ahmad Mohibi’s news analysis on Afghanistan’s TOLOnews in regards to the 9/11 anniversary that marks the 18 years of US…
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Trump Called Off Negotiations with Taliban: What’s Next?
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My Reflections on 9/11 Memorial

On September 11th, 2001, I was a twelve-year-old boy listening to news reports echo through a radio hung on a…
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My Reflections on 9/11 Memorial
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Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance

Famous Afghan commander killed in Northern Afghanistan Hours into September 1st, a mine detonated and killed General Nazir Mohammad Niazi…
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Assassination of top commanders paves the way for Taliban to advance
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?

The Afghan Peace Talks on the Eve of Their Presidential Election Mullah Khairullah Khaikhwah, a senior member of the Taliban,…
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What in the World Is Going On in Afghanistan?
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Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Originally published at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  An unprecedented meeting between the Taliban, Afghan officials, and delegates from various political…
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Hopes For Cease-fire After The Doha Intra-Afghan Dialogue
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Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor on Doha peace conference

Amid a series of peace talks over the last months, Taliban and Afghan representatives gathered in Doha and agreed on…
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Exclusive interview with Khalid Noor on Doha peace conference
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Where the Afghan Peace Process Is Going?

https://thegeopolitics.com/where-the-afghan-peace-process-is-going/ Ahmad Mohibi is the founder of Rise to Peace. Follow him on Twitter at @ahmadsmohibi
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Where the Afghan Peace Process Is Going?
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Peace in Afghanistan requires Pakistan

Originally published at New Delhi Times On June 22nd, the Center for Peace Research (LCPR) and the South Asian Strategic…
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Peace in Afghanistan requires Pakistan
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Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan

On June 22nd, the Center for Peace Research (LCPR) and the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) in Pakistan hosted…
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Winning Peace in Afghanistan Requires Pakistan
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Can the Taliban Balance Their Wants with Lasting Peace?

On May 28th, the Taliban’s co-founder and head of its political office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, attended events commemorating 100…
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Can the Taliban Balance Their Wants with Lasting Peace?
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Can John Walker Lindh “American Taliban” Be De-radicalized?

The United States Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) is set to release the “American Taliban”, John Walker Lindh, after serving…
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Can John Walker Lindh “American Taliban” Be De-radicalized?
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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity

Afghanistan’s hero, General Abdul Raziq, was killed just days before the parliamentary elections, leaving a wide power vacuum in the…
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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity
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CURE FOR A CHRONIC DISEASE

Originally published at Asian Affairs Magazine  Ahmad Mohibi offers a prognosis for peace in a nation sick from prolonged conflict and…
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CURE FOR A CHRONIC DISEASE
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The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?

Originally published at Washington Examiner Last week, the Taliban carried out a series of deadly attacks throughout Afghanistan, leaving over…
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The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?
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Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

Originally published at The Diplomat Magazine The vice president of Afghanistan, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, returned to Afghanistan on Sunday…
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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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