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RAND researchers often write commentaries for publications and testify before the U.S. Congress on a variety of topics. For a complete list of all commentaries by RAND staff, visit the RAND Newsroom. For a complete list of all congressional testimony by RAND staff, visit the Congressional Testimony page. The page below lists commentaries and congressional testimony on topics related to Asia. Also, you'll find citations to articles (and links if available) in which RAND researchers are quoted.

News and Commentaries:

  • Universal Health Insurance Coverage for 1.3 Billion People: What Accounts for China's Success?

    Nov 23, 2015

    China successfully achieved universal health insurance coverage in 2011, the largest expansion of insurance coverage in human history. Through a political and socio-economic analysis, RAND identifies seven major drivers for China's success.

  • A Cross-Country Comparison of Financial Advice Markets

    Nov 20, 2015

    The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the European Union recently made regulatory changes aimed at improving financial advice. How have they used regulation to improve the quality of financial advice, and how have the regulatory tools used affected their financial advice markets?

  • Henry S. Rowen, Second President of RAND, Dies at 90

    Nov 16, 2015

    Henry “Harry” S. Rowen, who as the second president of the RAND Corporation oversaw the creation of its graduate school and extended RAND's reach into domestic policy in the 1970s, has died.

  • Korean Unification: What Would It Take?

    Nov 3, 2015

    Top experts on Korea will join RAND analysts to consider how the Republic of Korea, the U.S., and other countries in the region might facilitate unification, as well as address the challenges of working with the current North Korean government.

  • China and the United States: The Balance of Power

    Nov 2, 2015

    The U.S. and China have strong economic and diplomatic ties, but over the past two decades, as China's economy has strengthened, so has its military. East Asian security expert Eric Heginbotham discusses China's ambitions and their implications for U.S. interests in Asia.

  • India's Interest in Southeast Asia Will Have a Significant Impact on U.S. Strategic Planning

    Oct 22, 2015

    India's core goals for Southeast Asia are in basic harmony with those of the United States. Domestic concerns will likely prevent Prime Minister Modi from implementing his “Act East” policy as rapidly as some might wish, so America should demonstrate strategic patience and willingness to cultivate a long-term relationship with India.

  • How Do China's Philosophies Shape Its Policies?

    Oct 20, 2015

    Outwardly, China is promoting a “new type of great power relations” between itself and the U.S., and a “community of shared interests” within Asia. Inwardly, it is guided by the “Chinese Dream,” a vision for increased prosperity, greater social stability, and a higher quality of life for its people.

  • U.S. Needs to Either Boost Defense Funding or Limit Military Commitments

    Oct 19, 2015

    Limitations on defense spending in the context of emerging threats are creating a U.S. “security deficit.” How might policymakers adjust to bring resources into better alignment with strategic demands?