The cover story highlights recent RAND research on the prevalence and burden of chronic health conditions, and trends in U.S. health service use and spending. A second feature spotlights the economic benefits of U.S. overseas security commitments. The Q&A features Andrew Parasiliti, director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, who discusses emerging global challenges. The Voices column features Elizabeth Petrun Sayers and Jaime Madrigano on shifting political attitudes about the value of science. The Giving column features software icon, art collector, and advisory board member Peter Norton, on his 30-year relationship with RAND.

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