Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the Founder of Rise to Peace and former US-Counter-Terrorism Adviser in Afghanistan. Frequently provides news analysis and commentary to media outlets, including the Washington Post, CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, NBC News, CNBC, Business Insider, FOX News, TRT World, Aljazeera, Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, Ariana News, The Diplomat Magazine, and Tolo News.
Ahmad Shah Mohibi, at the age of 16 assisted the U.S. military in front-line operations and later served as an adviser to the State Department and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs helping 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.
At Rise to Peace, he conducts research and analyzes policy issues related to terrorism, violent extremism, international security, and peace peacebuilding efforts to help inform policy practitioners, analysts, the private sector, and international and non-governmental organizations.