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    Report

    U.S. Airport Infrastructure Funding and Financing

    Passenger air travel is at an all-time high, and demand for it is expected to rise. Will current levels of spending under existing federal policies be sufficient to enable commercial airports to make the infrastructure investments needed to meet that demand?

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    Report

    Many Detainees with Mental Illness Could Be Safely Diverted to Community Care

    In June 2019, 5,544 individuals in Los Angeles County jails were in mental health housing units and/or taking psychotropic medications. Based on legal and clinical factors, 61 percent of them were likely eligible for release into community-based treatment.

  • Map depicting Russia's gray zone aggression, images by Harvepino and Serdarbayraktar/Getty Images. Design by Rick Penn-Kraus/RAND Corporation

    Report

    Understanding Russia's Hostile Measures and How to Counter Them

    Russia has used hostile measures to sow disorder, weaken democratic institutions, and undermine NATO cohesion. But it also has a long track record of strategic shortfalls and even ineptitude. Exploring opportunities to deter, prevent, and counter Russia's behavior is critical in both the gray zone and conventional war.

  • A woman wearing a graduation cap and gown entering a maze, photo by YinYang/Getty Images

    Essay

    Education and Employment Should Be One System, Not Two

    Too many American workers aren't getting the education and training they need to compete in the 21st century. We need to revamp the entire system of educating and employing people. And that system needs to ensure equitable access to opportunities and lifelong learning.

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