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  • Yemen


    Undermining Violent Extremism in Yemen

    In the past 50 years, Yemen has faced significant political instability, including multiple civil wars. Why might Yemenis reject political violence despite persistent conflict and unrest? And how can the United States and its partners undermine violent extremism?

  • The Islamic State (Terrorist Organization)


    ISIS: Weakened but Still Potent

    ISIS is in the process of being defeated as an insurgency while preparing to transform into a clandestine terrorist group. But it will continue to pose a serious threat to the countries where it operates and to the Western nations it targets as it evolves and adapts.

  • Russia


    How Does Russia View the International Order?

    Russia sees the U.S.-led international order as a threat to its interests. U.S. and Russian interests overlap in some areas, such as counterterrorism. But they are directly opposed in others. What are America's policy options?

  • Sleep


    Tired but Wired Youth: A Toxic Combination

    The recent death of a South Carolina teen, reportedly of a caffeine overdose, is both tragic and avoidable. It should be a wake-up call for all Americans. Getting sufficient sleep should be a top health priority.

  • Autonomous Vehicles


    How to Realize Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Mobility Benefits

    Self-driving vehicles could improve public safety. They could also improve mobility for older Americans, people with disabilities, and others. How can policymakers help ensure that these benefits are realized?

  • Gaza Strip


    Hamas' Strategic Rebranding

    On May 1, 30 years after releasing its founding charter, Hamas unveiled a revised version that appears to soften the group's stance toward Israel. Does it represent a shift away from violence and toward a more lasting and peaceful political presence? Or is it a ploy to buy time to rearm?

  • Civil Rights


    Using Digital Data in Criminal Investigations

    Consumers use devices because they want to know how far they walked, to keep a record of communications with friends, and to monitor their homes. But the data is also used by companies to target advertising or the government to access location or health data for a criminal investigation.

  • Naval Warfare


    Amphibious Operations in Contested Environments

    Amphibious forces can be useful in a variety of settings. But the reach and lethality of today's weapons make parts of amphibious operations especially challenging.

  • Suicide


    Is Suicide Preventable? Insights from Research

    Conventional wisdom about suicide prevention suggests that one just needs to know what warning signs to look for. But that's not the case.

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