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AUG 27, 2015

Tourists walk past the entrance to the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 23, 2015

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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Saturday marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. It was the costliest and one of the five deadliest hurricanes to ever strike the United States. As the region struggled to cope and rebuild, RAND experts worked and continue to work on solutions to the region's long-term challenges. Read more »

Residents exercise at a park on a hazy morning in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, February 12, 2015

Residents exercise at a park on a hazy morning in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, February 12, 2015. Photo by Stringer/Reuters

China's Many Challenges at Home

China's rocky economy has dominated headlines since stocks began to tumble late last week. According to RAND president and CEO Michael Rich, China faces many other challenges — pollution, aging, mobility — that are critical to its long-term prosperity and well-being. Read more »

The Iranian flag flies above the Tehran skyline

The Iranian flag flies above the Tehran skyline. Photo by Borna_Mir/Fotolia

A Better Nuclear Deal for Iran?

Many arguments against the Iran nuclear deal assert that rejecting it now could lead to a better deal later. But according to RAND's Dalia Dassa Kaye, if anyone is going to get a better deal than the one on the table, it would likely be Iran, not the United States. Read more »

Pedestrians in a South Bronx neighborhood dealing with an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, August 7, 2015

Pedestrians in a South Bronx neighborhood dealing with an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, August 7, 2015. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Learning from Legionnaires' in the Bronx

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City history is over. But this was just one of many such outbreaks that have affected America's most vulnerable populations. According to RAND experts, effective public health policies can help minimize the frequency and impact of outbreaks, and save lives. Read more »

Afghan officials in Pakistan discuss reviving suspended peace talks with the Taliban, August 13, 2015

Afghan officials in Pakistan discuss reviving suspended peace talks with the Taliban, August 13, 2015. Photo by T. Mughal/Reuters/Pool

Afghanistan, Choose Enemies Wisely

Bringing the new Taliban leadership into Afghanistan's political fold may be the best way to prevent an Iraq- or Syria-like collapse. That's according to RAND's Jeff Eggers. Today's Taliban would be moderate compared to what ISIS would bring should it continue making inroads in Afghanistan. Read more »

View of the Earth from space

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Contending with a New Global Order

The past few years have been a reminder that stability is not the natural state of the international environment. What are America's options for dealing with the current list of global threats? RAND experts have produced a guide to preserving international order in this turbulent world. Read more »

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