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SEP 25, 2014

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Most Kids on ADHD Meds
Don't Get Therapy

Some children with ADHD do better and can take lower doses of medication when they receive behavioral therapy. But, according to a new RAND study, less than one-quarter of U.S. kids with ADHD prescriptions do. It depends where they live, too: The percentage is far lower in many areas. Read more »

A supporter of the 'Yes' campaign outside a polling station in Pitlochry, Scotland, September 18, 2014

A supporter of the 'Yes' campaign outside a polling station in Pitlochry, Scotland, September 18, 2014. Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Is Scotland's Vote the New Separatism?

Last week, Scottish voters narrowly rejected independence in a historic referendum. Those favoring departure from the UK weren't successful in their bid, but they could have a different legacy. Jonah Blank wonders, if this is a global standard for separatism, which Asian states might follow Scotland's lead? Read more »

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Tech and Early Childhood: Setting Goals

Young children spend four hours per day with technology on average. Evidence suggests tech use can benefit them, but stakeholders aren't yet on the same page. RAND researchers have identified goals for integrating tech into early childhood education, including narrowing gaps in access and use. Read more »

French President Francois Hollande in Paris, where he spoke about French airstrikes against Islamic State militants, September 19, 2014

French President Francois Hollande in Paris, where he spoke about French airstrikes against Islamic State militants, September 19, 2014. Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

A French Master Plan to Defeat ISIS?

France stopped jihadists from taking over Mali, ejected them from the country almost entirely, and struck a major blow to their ability to threaten France and the region. This provides important lessons for the U.S. debate about how to deal with ISIS, says Christopher S. Chivvis. Read more »

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A Research Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the DoD

The U.S. Department of Defense is one of the largest funders of suicide prevention research. But its current funding priorities don't consistently reflect its research needs, according to a new RAND report. Read more »

Soldiers involved in a joint air assault to search for illegal weapons throughout Nawa Valley, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, May 25, 2014

Soldiers involved in a joint air assault to search for illegal weapons throughout Nawa Valley in Afghanistan, May 25, 2014. Photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston/U.S. Army

Closing Gaps in Countering WMDs

The most likely way extremists may secure weapons of mass destruction is theft during a civil war (e.g., Syria) or government collapse (North Korea), according to a new RAND study. The U.S. military has prioritized anti-proliferation, but policymakers haven't invested enough in what's needed to eliminate vulnerable WMD arsenals. Read more »

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