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Episodes

  • Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt, February 2011

    Arab Spring

    May 23, 2013

    Middle East analyst Jeffrey Martini discusses the so-called "Arab Spring" countries and how the regional turmoil affects U.S. strategic interests.

  • gas pipeline

    An Energy-Independent United States

    Mar 20, 2013

    Energy expert Keith Crane discusses shifts in U.S. energy markets, their economic implications and effects on gasoline and electricity prices, and how these developments might affect climate change.

  • Woman helping man off bed, walker in front of him

    Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

    Mar 1, 2013

    Karl Lorenz discusses the delivery of palliative care services, training in palliative care, and how research can improve—and philanthropy can support—this vital aspect of health care.

  • James Q. Wilson

    The Intellectual Life and Legacy of James Q. Wilson

    Jan 17, 2013

    James Q. Wilson left an indelible mark on American government and civil society. In this January 2013 panel discussion at the RAND Corporation, participants who knew Wilson discuss his legacy.

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    A Conversation with Harold Brown, Former U.S. Defense Secretary

    Nov 17, 2012

    In a conversation with former Northrop Grumman CEO Kent Kresa, Brown shares stories from his new book, Star-Spangled Security: Applying Lessons Learned over Six Decades Safeguarding America, and reflects on what those experiences teach us about current and future challenges facing the United States and the world.

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    After the Arab Spring: Turmoil and Change in the Middle East

    Nov 16, 2012

    At RAND's recent Politics Aside 2012 event, Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, RAND International, talks with Karen Elliott House, Alireza Nader, and David Rohde about what we can expect for the Middle East in 2013 and what it means for the United States and for the world.

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    Deterrence and North Korea

    Oct 30, 2012

    Senior defense analyst Bruce Bennett discusses why North Korea presents uniquely difficult challenges and suggests new and creative approaches to deterrence.

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    Lessons from the Science of Learning for 21st-Century Schools

    Sep 5, 2012

    Several factors, such as globalization, technology, migration, international competition, and changing markets, present new challenges in preparing today's students for work, citizenship, and life. V. Darleen Opfer discusses what we know about how students learn and about how to teach these skills in the 21st century.

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    Integrative Health Care and Medicine

    Jul 19, 2012

    Professor Ian Coulter, who holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine at RAND, joins fellow experts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to discuss patient use of CAM and how hospitals, universities, and the military are integrating CAM into traditional medical practices throughout the U.S.

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    Defusing Iran's Nuclear Threat

    Jun 19, 2012

    On June 19, 2012, Alireza Nader, a senior international policy analyst and Iran expert at RAND, discussed Iran's internal political dynamics and U.S. economic, political, and military options in preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

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