CGRS News Archive

RAND researchers often write commentaries for publications on a variety of topics. For a complete list of all commentaries by RAND staff, visit The RAND Blog. The page below lists commentaries topics related to Global Risk and Security.

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  • CGRS Director Andrew Parasility Interviews U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers About Turkey's Role in NATO

    Jan 15, 2015

    In an Al-Monitor interview with CGRS director Andrew Parasiliti, U.S. Rep Mike Rogers Rogers expressed dissatisfaction with Turkey’s unwillingness so far to allow the use of the Incirlik air base for US-led coalition airstrikes against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, saying that Turkey wants "all the benefits of NATO but they want none of the responsibility."

  • Andrew Parasiliti Interviewed on 'The Heat' about the History of Turkey

    Dec 9, 2014

    To what extent is President Erdogan of Turkey influenced by his nation's geography, and 20th century history? CGRS director Andrew Parasiliti discussed the impact of Turkey's history on modern events with host Anand Naidoo during an appearance on CCTV's The Heat.

  • Alternative Futures for Syria

    Oct 22, 2014

    A December 2013 workshop evaluated possible outcomes from the Syrian civil war, but the period through August 2014 brought many changes. A reassessment of the workshop's findings shows that while a regime victory now appears to be likely, it would not be as big of a blow to ISIS due to the group's territorial gains in Iraq.

  • The Upside of Lower Oil Prices

    Oct 17, 2014

    Movement toward sharply lower oil prices should be a prominent component of any strategy directed at disabling many of the world's most disruptive threats: Iran's nuclear development, ISIS, Hamas attacks on Israel, and Russia's threat to Ukraine.

  • Andrew Parasiliti Chairs Panel Discussion on Syria Refugee Crisis

    Oct 8, 2014

    Andrew Parasiliti, director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, chaired a panel discussion entitled "Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis" hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on October 8, 2014. Participants discussed which countries are hosting displaced Syrian citizens, the extent and effectiveness of foreign aid, and what services exist for displaced persons, among other topics.

  • Andrew Parasiliti Participates in Federated Defense in the Middle East Panel

    Sep 29, 2014

    Andrew Parasiliti, director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, was member of the first Center for Strategic & International Studies 'Federated Defense in the Middle East' panel. The panel of Middle East and international security experts proposed and discussed policy questions with the goal of enhanced burden sharing and defense cooperation between allies in the Middle East.

  • Ebola: The Faceless National Security Threat

    Sep 10, 2014

    The rapid, uncontrolled spread of aggressive diseases such as Ebola is often a matter of national security. U.S. intelligence professionals must establish relevant information collection and dissemination mechanisms to deal with such contingencies.

  • Crimean Adventure Will Cost Russia Dearly

    Sep 8, 2014

    Moscow may have overreached, as it appears ill-prepared to come up with the necessary funds to cover Crimea-related costs. Infrastructure improvements, development aid, government operations, and other costs will be a multi-billion drain — as much as $4.5 billion per year — on Russia's already strained budget.