Recent Commentary by RAND Staff

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Iran Deal: Will Israel Play Spoiler? — March 12, 2014

Stuck Between a Rock and the 'Zero Option' — March 11, 2014

Where Is Ukraine Headed? — March 3, 2014

  • Gregory F. Treverton
  • (Prospect Magazine)

Gates Unhinged — March 1, 2014

Why Transatlantic Ties Are So Complicated — February 28, 2014

  • Gregory F. Treverton
  • (CNN)

Facing Syrian Realities — February 28, 2014

Caring for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Why Gender Matters — February 27, 2014

Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry — February 26, 2014

Discord Among Terrorists — February 24, 2014

America's New Missile Gap — February 24, 2014

What Might Terrorists Do Next? — February 24, 2014

What to Make of P-TECH Schools — February 21, 2014

Quick Takes: Do Workplace Wellness Programs Make Business Sense? — February 20, 2014

Health Matters — February 20, 2014

How the West Can Help End the Violence in Ukraine — February 19, 2014

Will America Forget Its Veterans? — February 18, 2014

The Fed and Inequality — February 17, 2014

The Egyptian Regime's Achilles' Heel — February 11, 2014

Making Informed Investment Decisions in an Uncertain World — February 11, 2014

  • Nidhi Kalra,
  • Laura Bonzanigo
  • (The World Bank blog, Let's Talk Development)

Take Two for the Taliban? — February 11, 2014

The End of Freedom Fries — February 7, 2014

Can Rouhani Break Through? — February 6, 2014

Sochi and Singletons — January 31, 2014

  • Mark Sparkman
  • (The RAND Blog)

The Terrorist Threat to the Sochi Olympics — January 31, 2014

EU-Ukraine Alliance Will Benefit Russia, Too — January 28, 2014

The Facts About the Metadata 'Menace' — January 26, 2014

Why New Sanctions on Iran Won't Work — January 23, 2014

A Death in the Family — January 21, 2014

Syria's Bloody Stalemate — January 16, 2014

The Feds' Role After Legalization — January 14, 2014

The Conspiracy to Keep You Fat — January 6, 2014

  • (Los Angeles Times)

Al Qaeda Is Down. Al Qaedism Isn't — January 6, 2014

The Battle of Futenma Isn't Over Yet — January 3, 2014

Why Did Terrorists Attack Volgograd? — December 31, 2013

Russia-U.S. Relations, 2013 — December 31, 2013

Five Myths About Obesity — December 27, 2013

  • (The Washington Post)

A 'Nixon to China' Moment with Iran? — December 24, 2013

Preserving Ukraine's European Choice — December 24, 2013

Should the United States End Assistance to Syria's Rebels? — December 23, 2013

Putin's Pardons — December 23, 2013

'Tis the Season to Be Wary — December 23, 2013

  • (The RAND Blog)

Investing in Firefighting — December 23, 2013

Presidential Candidates Need Multiethnic Consensus — December 18, 2013

Ukraine's Murky Future — December 18, 2013

A New Way to Measure Public Opinion of Health Reform — December 18, 2013

  • Kristin Carman
  • (The RAND Blog)

A Global Focus on Dementia — December 11, 2013

Is There Really a Physician Shortage? — December 5, 2013

  • David I. Auerbach
  • (The Health Care Blog)

Afghanistan After the Drawdown — December 4, 2013

The Time Is Ripe for Evidence — December 2, 2013

The FDA Ban on Trans Fat Should Be Just the Beginning — November 26, 2013

  • (The Health Care Blog)

Just Ignore Karzai and Press On — November 25, 2013

A First Step in Geneva — November 25, 2013

Here's to Our Health — November 24, 2013

Playing Good Cop, Bad Cop with Iran — November 22, 2013

The Geneva Blame Game — November 13, 2013

After NSA Spying Revelations, US Must Reform Rules on Secrecy and Data — November 13, 2013

  • Gregory F. Treverton
  • (Christian Science Monitor)

A Different Israeli Take on Iran — November 12, 2013

Satellites for Rent — November 7, 2013

The Downside of Drones — October 31, 2013

Who's Bombing Myanmar? — October 30, 2013