National Security Research Division

Blog Posts and Media Coverage

  • A Better Deal for Iran

    Aug 24, 2015

    It is critical for lawmakers to understand there will be serious consequences for rejecting the Iran deal. And those consequences look a lot worse for the United States and its partners than for Iran.

  • Afghanistan, Choose Your Enemies Wisely

    Aug 24, 2015

    The Taliban's new leadership may be the last decent opportunity for a political solution to the conflict. Without one, the Islamic State could make Afghanistan the next Iraq or Syria.

  • In Afghanistan, the Glass Is Still Better Seen as Half Full: A Response to Gary Owen

    Aug 24, 2015

    While things are certainly not “great” in Afghanistan, there are more reasons for hope than many had expected to see by this point in the transition from a large U.S. presence to a greatly reduced one.

  • Interdependence Day: Contending with a New Global Order

    Aug 21, 2015

    A team of RAND experts took a sober look at the threats facing the United States and developed a playbook of strategies to address them.

  • 20 Years Later, the Lessons of Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Aug 19, 2015

    U.S. intervention in Bosnia ended the fighting, bought time for a political solution to be reached, and halted the humanitarian crisis. But 20 years later, the prospects for lasting peace and a true multiethnic society to emerge in Bosnia are not encouraging.

  • U.S. Could Push One-State Solution to Bring About Israel-Palestine Peace

    Aug 18, 2015

    If the next U.S. administration were to conclude that perpetuating the status quo for another eight years was unacceptable or unachievable, they might begin speaking of the one-state solution not as its preferred outcome, but as one more acceptable than no solution at all.

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