Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the founder of the Rise to Peace counter-terrorism organization and former US adviser in Afghanistan. Frequently provides news commentary to international media outlets, including the Washington Post, CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, TRT World, Al Jazeera, Washington Examiner, and The Diplomat Magazine.

At age 16, assisted the U.S. military in front-line operations combating terrorism and later served as an adviser to the State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, responsible for assisting the Afghan Attorney General’s Office in the prosecution of Taliban/insurgents detainees. 

During his tenure with the US government in Afghanistan, Shah played a crucial role in supporting positive U.S.-Afghanistan relations, leveraging diplomacy, cultural, and language skills to coordinate with the U.S. Department of Defense, State Department, Department of Justice, and international coalition partners. Shah has 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’s in International Policy and Practices from George Washington University and a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University.

Follow him on Twitter @ahmadsmohibi


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