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  • Strategies for Defending U.S. Government Networks in Cyberspace

    Jun 24, 2015

    Hackers, including state and non-state actors, are continuing to find opportunities to penetrate U.S. government networks. Defending these networks will require a systems approach.

  • An Assessment of the Counter-ISIL Campaign: One Year After Mosul

    Jun 24, 2015

    ISIL's continuing strength demonstrates that adjustments to the current U.S. approach to counter it are necessary. The best strategy is to defeat and destroy ISIL through a partnered approach. But partnering with the Iraqi government presents a difficult challenge.

  • Admitting Syrian Refugees: The Intelligence Void and the Emerging Homeland Security Threat

    Jun 24, 2015

    The deeply intertwined wars in Syria and Iraq continue to impact U.S. national security. Based on threats posed by a number of terrorist groups in the region, it's important to examine potential risks from increased refugee flows and ensure that the U.S. refugee program safeguards national security.

  • Reauthorizing ESEA: Four Key Issues for Lawmakers

    Jun 17, 2015

    As lawmakers consider reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), they should carefully consider four key issues: testing requirements, school improvement, teaching effectiveness, and innovation.

  • How Do U.S. Army Systems Compare with Foreign Counterparts?

    Jun 17, 2015

    When compared with with similar foreign systems, the United States shows both strengths and weaknesses. Specifically, U.S. Army systems are a leader in armored fighting vehicles and helicopters, but the range of rocket systems is falling behind those of China and Russia.

  • Analyzing the Economic Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Jun 8, 2015

    When examining the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the economic costs are often overlooked. Recently, RAND experts analyzed how both economies are harmed by the lack of a two-state solution and found that a significant peace dividend could be achieved if the conflict could be resolved.