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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Donate to the 2018 Alumni Impact Fund

    May 14, 2018

    The Alumni Impact Fund is an opportunity for the entire RAND family to help extend the impact of top-flight RAND research and analysis. Contribute to the 2018 campaign today.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 77 of the Alumni Bulletin: Fall 2018

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: A look into RAND's 70th anniversary celebration at the RAA summer reunion; RAND welcomes new vice president of development; a new fund that will support high-quality research on gun violence; and more.

Alumni Association News

  • Photo Gallery: Alumni Celebrate RAND's 70th Anniversary

    Sep 24, 2018

    RAND alumni from every decade from the 1950s to the present gathered in June at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters campus to celebrate RAND's 70th anniversary. See photographs from the event.

  • RAND Welcomes New VP of Development

    Sep 24, 2018

    RAND recently welcomed Brandon Baker at the new vice president of development. He will set strategy for philanthropic investment at RAND in this newly created position.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • New Pakistan, Old Challenges

    Oct 17, 2018

    While the United States has been voicing concerns about the destabilizing potential of China's Belt and Road Initiative, Pakistan needs the economic stability that initiative could bring. As long as Pakistan remains a poor country, its democracy will be at risk.

  • Partner Capacity-Building's Next Phase—Embracing Civil Works?

    Oct 16, 2018

    The way ahead for civil works capacity-building is not without its challenges. But in places that are plagued by extremist violence and irregular warfare, fostering civil society's trust and confidence isn't just an added benefit. It could instead be a targeted outcome.

  • America's Indefinite Endgame in Syria

    Oct 16, 2018

    The Trump administration's position on the Syrian civil war has shifted from countering ISIS to containing Iran. America will remain in Syria as long as Iran does. But an unending timetable for the withdrawal of troops is far more problematic for Washington than it is for Tehran.

  • Examining the Weak Spots in Tech's Supply Chain Armor

    Oct 16, 2018

    When an attack on the supply chain occurs, manufacturers and purchasers should be better positioned to respond and recover. Even the simplest devices can rely on parts from multiple suppliers, which may have their own suppliers and so on. But every supplier, no matter how small, represents a potential weak link in the chain.

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