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JAN 19, 2017

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Domestic Political Discord: The Greatest Threat to U.S. Global Leadership

The United States needs a coherent international strategy for today's turbulent world. This will be hard to pursue without more domestic consensus on the country's global role. That's according to the final volume in RAND's Strategic Rethink series, which reviews America's strengths and weaknesses, and suggests strategies for adapting to a new era. Read more »

U.S. and Polish soldiers meet after a welcoming ceremony for U.S. troops deployed as part of a NATO buildup in Europe, Zagan, Poland, January 14, 2017

U.S. and Polish soldiers meet after a welcoming ceremony for U.S. troops deployed as part of a NATO buildup in Europe, Zagan, Poland, January 14, 2017. Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters

How Is Europe Vulnerable to Russia?

Russia's aggression against Ukraine has highlighted potential threats to NATO and the EU. A new RAND report examines vulnerabilities in four areas: military, trade and investment, energy, and politics. It finds that European countries differ widely in how susceptible they are to possible Russian actions. Read more »

An electronic billboard displays a marijuana hashtag at Times Square in New York City, November 7, 2016

An electronic billboard displays a marijuana hashtag at Times Square in New York City, November 7, 2016. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

What Are Trump's Marijuana Options?

The Obama administration has largely taken a hands-off approach to marijuana legalization. What will the Trump administration do? No one knows, says RAND's Beau Kilmer. But it will have at least six options, each with its own trade-offs. Read more »

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit in Astrakhan, Russia, September 29, 2014. Photo by RIA Novosti/Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit in Astrakhan, Russia, September 29, 2014. Photo by RIA Novosti/Reuters

Iran Is at Putin's Mercy

Russia and Iran have forged an unprecedented but fragile alliance. According to RAND's Alireza Nader, Russian President Vladimir Putin could sell out Iran if he establishes better relations with America under Donald Trump, who takes office tomorrow. Read more »

A still from footage of Dylann Roof, who was convicted of killing nine people at a historically black church in South Carolina

A still from footage of Dylann Roof, who was convicted of killing nine people at a historically black church in South Carolina. Photo by Charleston Police Department via Handout/Reuters

How to Prevent Homegrown Terrorism

The problem of homegrown terrorism in the United States shows no sign of fading. But America shouldn't respond blindly, says RAND's Henry Willis. To counter the threat, start with a better understanding of violent extremism—and build strategies to prevent it. 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

A Landmark Health Care Experiment

As debate about the Affordable Care Act intensifies, RAND is reflecting on the biggest social experiment in the history of science: the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. The results it produced 40 years ago have informed many approaches to health care policy, including the ACA. Read more »

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