CGRS News

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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  • A Risky Move in Brussels

    Apr 19, 2016

    In the last two years, NATO's relations with Russia have collapsed to their post-Cold War nadir. The decision to convene a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels on April 20 has been met with an unusual amount of controversy and could prove to be a mistake.

  • Terror Attacks in Brussels: Insights from RAND Experts

    Mar 22, 2016

    RAND experts weigh in on the timing of the deadly bombings in Brussels, why the attack was inevitable, Salah Abdeslam's arrest, and more.

  • The West Should Accommodate Russia to Secure Peace with Assad in Syria

    Mar 18, 2016

    Effective and enduring political settlements result from quid pro quos, not irrational pursuit of one-sided advantage. Recognizing that contending parties have legitimate interests in the complex Syria conflict could help bring an end to a destructive war in a volatile but vital region.

  • Should We Fear an AI Arms Race?

    Feb 8, 2016

    Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and others signed a letter calling for a ban on the application of artificial intelligence to advanced weapons systems. AI weapons are not without risks, but the benefits are substantial and the risks can be mitigated with more moderate regulation than a ban.

  • North Korea Rocket Launch: Why Did Kim Fire a Missile Now?

    Feb 8, 2016

    Kim Jong-un is probably seeking clear successes before his important Seventh Party Congress in May, when he wants to appear to be the all-powerful leader of North Korea.