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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  • 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.

  • Foreign Policy Challenges on the Campaign Trail

    Feb 4, 2016

    Foreign and security policy will play a significant role in the run-up to the November U.S. presidential election. The campaign offers voters a wide spectrum of responses to the challenges of militant Islamism, ties with China and Russia, dealings with rogue states like North Korea, and free trade.

  • The Tide Is Going Out on Putin

    Jan 25, 2016

    Russia is losing ground in domestic politics, economics, and foreign policy. It could take steps to strengthen its position, such as withdrawing from Ukraine, privatizing inefficient state enterprises, and improving the investment climate.

  • Troubling Truth Beneath Litvinenko Headlines

    Jan 21, 2016

    Slipping radioactive material into a spy's tea in the middle of London may not sound like a CBRN attack, but it is, as the Owen report has confirmed. Hopefully, the report's release will help focus global attention on the growing threat posed by these devastating weapons.