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  • Anticipating Flashpoints with Russia

    Even before Russia's February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian activity in Syria and Libya has raised the prospect that the United States might find itself militarily entangled with Russia in various global hotspots. Researchers analyzed historical data on Russian disputes and conflicts to identify the key drivers of possible flashpoints.

    Sep 25, 2023

  • Can Machine Learning Improve Military Decisionmaking?

    Machine learning has great potential to enable military decisionmaking at the operational level of war but only when paired with human analysts who possess detailed understanding of the context behind a given problem.

    Sep 19, 2023

  • Saving the Government Money: Examples from RAND's FFRDCs

    RAND's defense-related federally funded research and development centers apply research capital they have developed over the years to help decisionmakers solve problems and often save money as well. This publication lists and briefly summarizes some RAND projects undertaken over the past several years that have helped save the government money or that have identified ways to do so.

    Aug 25, 2023

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