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    How Western Nuclear Inaction Could Embolden the Kremlin

    The Kremlin might be emboldened by the weak pushback from the United States and NATO against its heightened nuclear saber-rattling, increasing nuclear dangers. NATO allies might explore more effective ways to reduce these risks.

    RS-24 Yars, a Russian MIRV-equipped thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile in Moscow, Russia, May 7, 2023

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    Russia's War in Ukraine: Insights from RAND

    A vast body of previously published RAND research—as well as real-time insights from RAND experts—sheds light on important issues related to Russia's attack against Ukraine. These include Russia's strategy and military capabilities, the Ukrainian resistance, and how to address the refugee crisis.

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    Israel-Hamas War: Insights from RAND

    What lessons does the past offer about the Israel-Hamas war? How can the humanitarian crisis in Gaza be addressed? Is there a path toward peace? RAND experts are offering timely insights on these questions and more. Previously published RAND research also provides important context for this ongoing conflict.

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    The Rise of AI: Insights from RAND

    Which jobs are likely to be most affected by AI? How might AI tools support military decisionmaking? What can be done to ensure that algorithms don’t worsen inequity? RAND experts are studying these and other important questions.

  • Report

    Private Health Plans Paid Hospitals 254 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay

    In 2022, prices paid to hospitals by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 254 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same services. Prices varied widely among states.

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