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  • China


    The Dawn of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    Nov 8, 2018

    As China continues to build relationships with the developing world through the Belt and Road Initiative, U.S. policymakers will be challenged with determining whether and how to encourage China to act as a cooperative partner.

  • Tobacco and Smoking


    The Impact of E-Cigarettes on Youth

    Nov 1, 2018

    Teenage usage of e-cigarettes has been the target of recent government scrutiny, including a September declaration by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that usage of e-cigarettes by youth has reached “epidemic” levels.

  • Africa


    Reforming Security Assistance for Africa

    Oct 25, 2018

    Recent RAND analysis of U.S. security sector assistance (SSA) to Africa shows a mixed record. For most of the past quarter-century, SSA has been highly inefficient, achieving no aggregate reduction in insurgencies or terrorism in the countries that received the assistance.

  • Terrorism Financing


    An Overview of Current Trends in Terrorism and Illicit Finance

    Sep 7, 2018

    An overview of testimony by Colin P. Clarke presented before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance on September 7, 2018.

  • United States Air Force


    Is the U.S. Air Force Flying Force Large Enough?

    Sep 20, 2018

    By using historical evidence to estimate demands on the U.S. Air Force flying force in four possible futures, new RAND research sheds light on potential future force requirements. RAND researchers found that the current force experiences capacity shortfalls in all four scenarios and that no class of aircraft performs well across all scenarios.

  • Opioids


    Evolution of the U.S. Overdose Crisis

    Sep 6, 2018

    An overview of testimony by Bryce Pardo presented before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on September 6, 2018.