An Alternative Approach to Preventing Extremist Violence
In Minneapolis–St.Paul, Minnesota a number of organizations are using community collaboration to steer young people away from potential political extremism.
Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president for global studies and fellows at New America, CNN national security analyst, and a professor of practice at Arizona State University, where he co-directs the Center on the Future of War. Melissa Salyk-Virk is a policy analyst for New America's international security program. She has researched monitoring and evaluation techniques for countering terrorist narratives, preventing violent extremism and peacebuilding in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as the countering violent extremism pilot program in the United States, specifically in Minnesota.