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  • Cybercrime

    Commentary

    What Is the Adversary Likely to Do with the Clearance Records for 20 Million Americans?

    The state actor that hacked the Office of Personnel Management could leverage the stolen information to further its domestic control against dissidents, enhance its foreign intelligence, and improve its position in the global military and economic order.

  • China

    Commentary

    Taking Stock of the U.S. Rebalance and the Contest for Influence in Asia

    Since 2011, the U.S. has carried out measures designed to bolster its influence in Asia, a region that is projected to play a central role in driving global economic growth. Despite steady progress, with increased diplomatic outreach to China and its neighbors, doubts about the U.S. pivot to Asia have persisted.

  • Health Care Financing

    Report

    Oregon's Options for Financing Health Care

    Federal health care reform had just begun in 2013 when Oregon authorized a study to improve how the state pays for health care. A comparison of the projected impacts and feasibility of four options can help Oregon's stakeholders choose the option that best suits their needs.

  • Russia

    Report

    How Are European Countries Vulnerable to Russia?

    Russia's aggression against Ukraine has highlighted potential threats to NATO and the EU. But European countries differ in how susceptible they are to possible Russian actions.

  • Marijuana

    Commentary

    Trump's Marijuana Options

    The new administration will have at least six options for addressing marijuana — they are not mutually exclusive and each comes with tradeoffs. Importantly, they are all compatible with a federal approach that encourages and supports discussions about marijuana prohibition and its alternatives.

  • Affordable Care Act

    Commentary

    Repeal-and-Delay Would Make Budget Neutrality for ACA Replacement Difficult

    As Congress considers repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act it will need to consider how federal budget scoring can affect the fate of legislation. Depending on the ultimate cost of a replacement, finding enough savings to offset costs while maintaining budget neutrality could make it difficult to pass a replacement.

  • Military Education and Training

    Report

    Developing Senior Leaders for the Reserve Components

    Leader development is one of the most important priorities for the U.S. military. How can the development of senior leaders in the reserve be improved? And how can leader development policies serve the goal of an effective and integrated Total Force?

  • Syria

    Report

    How to Prevent State Collapse in Syria

    Syria will likely be a weak state in a volatile region when its civil war ends. How can U.S. policy create conditions for a transition that helps fight terrorism and preserve state institutions?

  • Domestic Terrorism

    Commentary

    The Wrong Terrorism Narrative

    Solving the problem of homegrown terrorism in the U.S. requires understanding the true nature of the complex problem of violent extremism. With such knowledge, authorities and communities will be better able to develop strategies to prevent the next tragic terrorist killing.

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