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    Jun 21, 2016

    The Alumni Impact Fund is an opportunity for the entire RAND family to help extend the impact of top-flight RAND research and analysis. Contribute to the 2016 campaign today.

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  • Issue 69 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, photographs from the third annual alumni summer reunion, a new NATO role for a RAND alumnus, and reflecting on the impact of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment after 40 years.

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  • Time to Bury Plans for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation with Russia in Syria

    Sep 23, 2016

    As two botched airstrikes this week indicate, U.S. counter-terrorism cooperation with Russia is just too risky and probably wasn't feasible in the first place. There is too little faith between the two countries for meaningful cooperation in this area.

  • PLA Reforms and Their Ramifications

    Sep 23, 2016

    The newest round of reforms to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is expected to improve the military's efficiency, warfighting capability, and political loyalty, but entrenched interests within the PLA could lead to reluctance within the military to adjust to new realities.

  • Economic Benefits of U.S. Overseas Security Commitments Appear to Outweigh Costs

    Sep 23, 2016

    U.S. policymakers should carefully weigh the potential losses against the potential gains when considering the desirability of large-scale retrenchments of U.S. overseas security commitments.

  • On Northeast Asia

    Sep 23, 2016

    China has been a major proponent of regional security for Northeast Asia but appears disinterested in Republic of Korea (ROK) security against North Korean missile and nuclear weapon threats.