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    COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from RAND

    RAND research and expertise can inform immediate policy responses to address the disastrous effects of COVID-19—and help aid in recovery long after the disease stops spreading.

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    Why the United States Will Need a New Foreign Policy in 2020

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States faced a growing strategic predicament: U.S. challenges are mounting and its international commitments increasingly outstrip its means to fulfill them. Since the pandemic, these problems have only multiplied. No matter who wins the 2020 election, big changes in America's foreign policy could be on the horizon.

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    How Small Businesses Are Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Small-business owners are facing many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What kinds of policies might help them? What will they need to thrive once the immediate public health crisis has passed?

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    Weighing U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

    Supporting a stable and friendly Iraq is in the long-term interest of the United States. This does not require continuing the combat assistance mission, but would mean maintaining a small force of military advisers to help train and develop Iraqi capabilities so that Iraq could defend itself.

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