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July 1, 2015

Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015

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The Political Solution to Greece's Crisis

Today, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was “prepared to accept” stricter terms for a bailout by Greece's creditors. This follows a missed payment to the IMF on Tuesday, putting Greece in default. While the future of negotiations remains unclear, RAND's Charles Ries says that the problem is “less about economics than about politics.” Read more »

An attendee at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California reads a leaflet, March 27, 2014

An attendee at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California reads a leaflet, March 27, 2014. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Helping the ACA's Newly Insured

The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans gain access to health insurance. Many have never had coverage. What do they need to connect to the health system and remain engaged with their care? Read more »

A smartphone is used to photograph a Red Shirt rally in Bangkok, Thailand

A smartphone is used to photograph a Red Shirt rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Akabei/iStock

Supporting Human Rights Without Enabling Cyber Criminals

As part of a broader effort to protect and advance human rights, the U.S. State Department creates software tools that encourage the free flow of information. According to a new RAND report, these tools do not facilitate cybercrime. Why? There are other technologies that are better suited for criminal activity. Read more »

A boy being vaccinated

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California's Vaccine Bill Is Now Law

California now has one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country. Signing the bill yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown said that “the science is clear.” RAND research shows that vaccines administered to U.S. children are very safe, and serious side effects are extremely rare. Read more »

Shanghai Nanpu Bridge

Shanghai Nanpu Bridge. Photo by chuyu/123rf.com

The Future of Mobility in China

Economic growth will be the main driver of mobility and automobile use in China, according to a new RAND study. It may be difficult for transportation policymakers to influence economic growth. But they'll face decisions about constraints on vehicle use and environmental regulations. Read more »

Flowers near the Imperial Marhaba resort in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015

Flowers near the Imperial Marhaba resort in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015. Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Three Attacks, Three Continents,
One Day

Last Friday, attacks in Tunisia, France, and Kuwait left more than 50 people dead. According to RAND's Brian Michael Jenkins, the slaughter is the latest warning of ISIS's global aspirations. The West must redouble efforts to counter the group's recruitment program and track homegrown terrorists. Read more »

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