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The United States no longer can afford to blindly support Musharraf. Hence, America is moving toward defining a new policy direction for Pakistan, and for good reason, writes Farhana Ali.
[K]illing or capturing bin Laden remains a vital national and, indeed, international priority. Not only is it important — it is worth devoting significant resources and making major tradeoffs to do so, writes Elbridge Colby.
Tornado deaths and injuries are the predictable result of poorly conceived construction patterns that threaten to reverse the benefits that have resulted from advanced storm warning and forecasting capabilities, writes Charles Meade.
As the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States approaches, al Qaeda appears to be gaining strength. America remains on alert. As Brian Michael Jenkins states in this commentary for the Washington Post, it's reasonable to wonder whether, how and when this conflict will end.
Nothing is more important in the global war on terrorism than reducing the production of new terrorists, writes Brian Michael Jenkins in a commentary appearing in United Press International.
Sunni insurgents are coming to the view that they cannot successfully resist both the U.S. and the Shiite-dominated government at the same time. Increasing numbers of Sunni fighters in Anbar Province are therefore preparing for a tactical accommodation with the less dangerous enemy, the U.S., writes James Dobbins.
Protecting our [emergency] protectors is more than just the right thing to do; it is critical to maintaining America's capability to respond to future disasters, writes Brian A. Jackson.
Iraqi Refugee Challenge, in United Press International.
Risks and Riddles in Smithsonian Magazine
RFID Security in the Workplace: Perk or Privacy?, in the Security World International.
Is America Prepared for Disaster?, in Washingtonpost.com.
Nuclear Terror: How Real? in Washington Times
Afghanistan: Why Canada Should Stay, in the Toronto Star.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Not Every Tragedy Has a Solution, in Washingtonpost.com.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Flagging Ally: Pakistan's Lapses Are Hurting the War on Terror, in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Steer a Smarter Course Than Specific Mileage Goals, in the Detroit Free Press.
Published commentary by RAND staff: C. Asia's Great Game, in United Press International.
Published commentary by RAND staff: When Students Disappear..., in Education Week.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Afghanistan's Local Insurgency, in International Herald Tribune.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Coordination Could Breed Control in Iraq, in Washingtonpost.com.