Other agencies can better promote CVE initiatives by building bridges to communities and taking a less security-focused approach.
Stevan Weine is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he is also director of global medicine and director of the Center for Global Health.
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Editor’s Note: Terrorism is a global problem, but it is also a local one. Individual terrorists, particularly lone wolves, are often linked to their communities in terms of their resentments, ambitions, and targets. Not surprisingly, making local communities comfortable with law enforcement is a vital part of counterterrorism. Programs to encourage this, however, are often underdeveloped and under-researched.