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RAND energy and environmental analyses examine the implications of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Building on a long history of policy research, RAND helps balance the need for environmental protections and economic development.

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    How Climate Change Will Affect Conflict and U.S. Military Operations

    Climate stress will become more intense and frequent throughout CENTCOM's area of operations. It may be called upon less to fight wars and more to airdrop humanitarian supplies or evacuate people from disaster zones. It should also plan to contribute to stability operations in the region.

    Mar 15, 2024

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    Undersea Infrastructure Needs Better Protection

    The seabed hosts a large number of subsea cables and pipelines that provide communications services and oil, gas, and electricity to our societies. But this critical undersea infrastructure is vulnerable, and much of it has no specific defence mechanisms. What steps can be taken to protect it?

    Mar 11, 2024

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