European Union


The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 independent Member States. RAND frequently conducts research for EU institutions and agencies and has also explored such topics as the EU's role in nation building and the implications of EU expansion on the global security environment.

  • Flags of the United Kingdom and the European Union, being cut with a scissors



    Dec 20, 2017

    RAND Europe’s research has attempted to go beyond the Brexit political rhetoric—Leave or Remain, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, Single Market access or no deal—by providing objective and nuanced analysis of the implications for the UK and Europe.

  • Flags of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia are raised in a ceremony outside the presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, during the country's centenary celebration, February 16, 2018, photo by Birute/Getty Images


    Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States

    Apr 14, 2019

    Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are vulnerable to low-level, hybrid, and full-scale attacks by Russian forces. Which unconventional strategies could they use to deter aggression and buy time for conventional military responses? And how can NATO allies help develop and fund these efforts?

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