National Security Research Division

Blog Posts and Media Coverage

  • NATO Decides to 'Troop the Colours' As Symbol of Deterrence in the Baltics

    Jul 28, 2016

    At its Warsaw summit in July, NATO agreed to establish a permanent rotating presence of its troops in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The decision may be interpreted as NATO's commitment to take its Baltic members' concerns seriously.

  • The End of Nuclear Proliferation?

    Jul 26, 2016

    As the last case of nuclear proliferation fades further into history, it may become politically difficult to allocate resources to preventing it as other pressing threats, such as bio- and cyber-terrorism, continue to emerge. The time to act to keep nuclear proliferation a thing of the past is now.

  • Judgment on the South China Sea: What's Next?

    Jul 21, 2016

    On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines' claims to maritime entitlements in the South China Sea. How China reacts could have far-reaching consequences for all nations that depend on a peaceful and integrated Southeast Asia.

  • The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Intelligence Agencies

    Jul 18, 2016

    The defense community has already begun a healthy dialogue about the ethics of AI in combat systems. The intelligence community should develop standards for AI risk assessments and assign responsibility for conducting them.

  • 'In the Deployment Life Study, I Saw My Own Family'

    Jul 18, 2016

    RAND's Deployment Life Study was designed to examine how deployment affects the health and well-being of military families. M.M. Smith, an active-duty military spouse, offers her response to the study.

  • Is America's Crisis 'System' in Crisis?

    Jul 17, 2016

    The U.S. has made life-saving progress on crisis support for veterans. Now other suicide prevention services need help. The progress made by the VA could provide a blueprint for improving suicide prevention services for all Americans.

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