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  • Then-U.S. President Trump and Israel's Prime Mininister Netanyahu arrive to deliver joint remarks at the White House in Washington, January 28, 2020, photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    Commentary

    U.S. and Israel on Parallel Paths

    From the political roles of religious fundamentalism, to the inability of either side to find compromise with the other, to leaders facing legal struggles, the United States and Israel have a lot in common.

    Sep 6, 2023

  • A Maui County firefighter fights flare-up fires in a canyon in Kula on Maui island, Hawaii, August 13, 2023, photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

    Commentary

    After Maui Fires, Food Security Is a Major Concern and Opportunity

    The full impact of the deadly Maui fires on food resilience strategies remains to be seen. But the disaster highlights an urgent need for a systems-based approach to address both food security and wildfire prevention.

    Sep 6, 2023

  • A USCG helicopter hovers above Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Donald Horsley

    Commentary

    Priorities for the Safety and Security of the Maritime Environment

    With 95,000 miles of shoreline, the United States is a maritime nation. This Perspective summarizes key existing and emerging maritime safety and security topics for policymakers, and highlights considerations for technological modernization and strategic partnerships.

    Sep 6, 2023

  • Closeup view of a doctor writing in an electronic medical record while another person holds the tablet, photo by Ivan-balvan/Getty Images

    Commentary

    The Solution to Telemedicine Prescribing of Buprenorphine Seems Clear to Everyone but DEA

    For more than a decade, Congress, clinicians, and policymakers have been requesting implementation of a special registration pathway that would allow registered clinicians to prescribe buprenorphine without an in-person visit requirement. It's clear to us that the time to implement the pathway is now.

    Sep 5, 2023

  • Report

    Report

    Proposals to Address Political Interference: Outcomes of a Trilateral Dialogue

    These proceedings reflect discussions among U.S., Russian, and European Union nongovernmental experts who were convened in 2020–2021 to discuss mutual concerns regarding political interference and to find common ground on measures to address them.

    Sep 5, 2023

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    "It Haunts Me": Impact of COVID-19 Deaths on Frontline Clinicians In Acute Care Settings — A Qualitative Study

    This article examines clinicians’ experiences around end-of-life situations that arose during the provision of care to dying patients with COVID-19 in acute care settings and the impact of these experiences on the clinicians’ lives as health care professionals over time.

    Sep 5, 2023

  • U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, and U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, conduct tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training, part of exercise Northern Edge (NE), May 15, 2019 at Fort Greely, Alaska. Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise NE 2019, a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific region., photo by Cpl. Rhita Daniel/U.S. Marine Corps

    Report

    The Strategic Value of Jointness in Major Power Competition and Conflict

    For more than 30 years, the U.S. Department of Defense has placed substantial emphasis on jointness. Understanding what aspects of jointness are most valuable—and why—can help DoD compete more effectively against its adversaries and maximize the United States' competitive military advantages.

    Sep 5, 2023

  • Young Black man using telemedicine durung a therapy appointment, photo by Anchiy/Getty Images

    News Release

    Many Patients Don't Get to Choose the Type of Behavioral Health Visit They Receive

    With the rapid growth of telehealth for behavioral health services, many patients do not have a choice of whether they receive in-person or remote care.

    Sep 5, 2023

  • Report

    Report

    A Framework of Deterrence in Space Operations

    This report presents a framework on the nature and requirements of deterrence in space operations . Drawing on lessons from nuclear and cyber and selected national approaches to space deterrence, it presents three archetypes for space deterrence.

    Aug 31, 2023

  • Lightning strikes near Annapolis, Maryland, April 20, 2015, photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

    Commentary

    Stormwater Management in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    In the Mid-Atlantic region, flooding caused by extreme precipitation has occurred nearly every season since 2018—and the problem is only getting worse. How can stormwater management agencies use information about climate change to better mitigate flood risk and damage?

    Aug 30, 2023

  • Venice Family Clinic's Director of Homeless Services Dr. Coley King listens to an unhoused man's heart as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, in Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, April 20, 2021, photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

    Journal Article

    Somewhere to Exist: Understanding the Landscape of Daytime Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles County

    The study, undertaken between November 2022 and April 2023, reviewed Los Angeles County’s landscape of daytime services for people experiencing homelessness to inform UWGLA’s investment strategy in this sector.

    Aug 30, 2023

  • Climate resiliency tour in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, photo by Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr

    Multimedia

    Supporting More-Effective Stormwater Management in the Mid-Atlantic Region

    RAND researchers Krista Romita Grocholski and Michelle Miro present key information needs for stormwater practitioners in the Mid-Atlantic region and provide recommendations that would support more-effective stormwater planning, design, and management in the face of climate change.

    Aug 30, 2023

  • (l-r) South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, U.S. President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk to a joint press conference after their summit talks at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David near Washington, D.C., August 18, 2023, photo by Kyodo via Reuters Connect

    Commentary

    A Trilateral Summit to Deal with Trilateral Threats

    The leaders of Japan, South Korea, and the United States held a trilateral summit in August, focused on countering military threats in East Asia. Not surprisingly, China and North Korea were upset by the summit, designed as it was to respond to their military build-ups.

    Aug 29, 2023

  • A massage therapist massaging a patient's back with both hands, photo by aldomurillo/Getty Images

    Commentary

    Strategies to Prevent Clinically Unnecessary Opioid Use

    Guidance on how to direct opioid-related settlement funds has focused on reducing deaths and improving treatment for substance use disorders. What's also needed are strategies to reduce opioid initiation, particularly through effective pain management with nonopioid alternatives.

    Aug 29, 2023

  • Footage released by Russia Ministry of Defense on March 9, 2022 allegedly shows convoy of Russia Armed Forces combat and logistic vehicles in an undisclosed area in Ukraine, photo by EyePress News/Reuters

    Commentary

    China Ponders Russia's Logistical Challenges in the Ukraine War

    Any attempt by China to use military force to seize Taiwan would be an immense logistical undertaking requiring moving large quantities of troops and materiel across the Taiwan Strait. What then, are Chinese observers learning from the logistical realm of the war in Ukraine?

    Aug 28, 2023

  • Chairs and desks in a classroom in focus with a teacher in the blurred background, photo by AJ_Watt/Getty Images

    Commentary

    Five Charts That Tell Us About the State of Public Education Right Now

    To monitor education trends, RAND fields more than a dozen surveys per year to teachers, principals, and superintendents. Five charts highlight findings across different areas—staff turnover, teacher well-being, guns in schools, quality of instruction, and politics in schools—that say a lot about the state of American public education.

    Aug 28, 2023

  • A woman wears two masks as she walks down Broadway in lower Manhattan, New York, December 21, 2022, photo by Anthony Behar/Reuters

    Commentary

    Pandemics Don't Really End—They Echo

    Pandemics have always frayed the social fabric, disrupted economies, deepened social divides, and intensified prejudices, leaving behind psychological scars—all of which have lasting political repercussions. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt long after the last rapid test comes back positive.

    Aug 28, 2023

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign the New START Treaty at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, April 8, 2010, photo by Jason Reed/Reuters

    Commentary

    Hard Times for U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control

    New START is slated to expire in February 2026 and cannot be extended. The next chapter in U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control, if there is to be one, may not be written until rulers in Moscow ease repression at home, pull troops out of Ukraine, and recognize the mutual benefits of reducing, rather than stoking, nuclear tensions.

    Aug 28, 2023

  • The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defense staff brief the press on plans to deploy its standby force to the Republic of Niger, in Accra, Ghana, August 18, 2023, photo by Francis Kokoroko/Reuters

    Commentary

    ECOWAS: In Need of Help in Niger?

    Nigerian President Bola Tinubu recently sought the Nigerian national legislature's backing for a possible military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to turn back a coup that toppled the government of Niger. An ECOWAS intervention would have a better chance of succeeding if other nations joined the effort.

    Aug 25, 2023

  • Indigenous children using public transport by small village in Guatemala

    Journal Article

    Migration Narratives in Northern Central America: How Competing Stories Shape Policy and Public Opinion in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

    This report identifies and compares migration narratives within El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to understand how they influence critical policy debates and decisions in the region.

    Aug 25, 2023