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  • Suicide


    Three Goals for Developing a Suicide Prevention Plan for California

    May 24, 2018

    As California seeks to develop a suicide prevention plan, it should keep three goals in mind. These include providing better care to those known to be at risk, identifying more at-risk individuals who could benefit from support services, and creating safer environments designed to prevent death from suicide.

  • Emerging Technologies


    Additive Manufacturing and Future Security Threats

    May 10, 2018

    Additive manufacturing (AM)—colloquially known as 3D printing—refers to various methods for creating three-dimensional structures out of plastics, metals, polymers, and other materials that can be sprayed through a nozzle or aggregated in a vat. The spread of AM will bring with it both incredible benefits and new risks.

  • Afghanistan


    A Path Forward for U.S. Government Spending in Afghanistan

    May 9, 2018

    For more than 16 years, U.S. assistance to Afghanistan has been enormous in scale and complexity. But how effective is U.S. spending when it comes to building a stable democracy in Afghanistan? How can the United States reduce its financial commitment while mitigating risks?

  • Marijuana


    Potency Options for Canada If Cannabis Is Legalized

    May 7, 2018

    If passed into law, Bill C-45 would legalize access to cannabis in Canada. When debating the potency of cannabis products to be sold in legal markets, policymakers should consider several key points. These include health consequences, potency caps, and taxes based on THC content.

  • Global Security


    The Promises and Perils of Speed

    May 4, 2018

    Across the world, there is a profound sense that life is speeding up, and the faster life gets, the more we have to adjust our norms to keep pace. This ramped-up pace and how we react to it have the potential to fundamentally rework how we interact, think, and create.

  • Artificial Intelligence


    Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Nuclear Stability

    May 2, 2018

    Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling previously infeasible capabilities, potentially destabilizing the delicate balances that have forestalled nuclear war since 1945. Will these developments upset the nuclear strategic balance?