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    Domestic Political Discord Now the Greatest Threat to U.S. Global Leadership

    Faced with traditional threats from opponents such as Russia and emerging threats from non-traditional adversaries such as the Islamic State, the United States needs a comprehensive foreign policy strategy that can provide stability and improve policymakers' ability to manage in today's more complex and turbulent times.

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Trump and Russia: Challenges and Opportunities

    In this Call with the Experts, our panel discusses the risks and opportunities that lie ahead with respect to U.S.-Russian relations.

    Jan 13, 2017

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    U.S. National Security Decisionmaking Processes Need Trimming

    Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Security Council is necessary as the country contends with many more state and nonstate actors, around-the-clock public scrutiny, and exploding nontraditional threats.

    Apr 5, 2016

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    How Accurate Is TV's Portrayal of Terrorism?

    Acclaimed television writer, producer, and author Howard Gordon joins 30-year CIA veteran and RAND senior policy analyst Andrew Liepman for a discussion about the allure of terrorism as a subject for entertainment in this Events @ RAND podcast.

    May 6, 2015

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    China and U.S. Can Reduce the Risk of War by Learning from History's Blunders

    The history of wars caused by misjudgments reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models, or simplified representations of their worlds, that were seriously at odds with objective reality. China and the U.S. could learn from historical strategic blunders regarding war and peace, and four examples of decisions that turned out well.

    Dec 2, 2014

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    'Cloud' System Could Help Navy Analysts Consume Expanding Ocean of Data

    The Navy has a growing demand for intelligence to help Navy vessels avoid collisions, pinpoint targets, and perform other vital tasks. But the amount of data it may collect in the future is more than it can process today. Cloud strategies offer promising options.

    May 5, 2014

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    Handling Ethical Problems in Counterterrorism

    Counterterrorism professionals routinely face decisions that may require trade-offs between moral values such as privacy, liberty, and security, and broader human rights considerations. But methods currently used in counterterrorism, as well as those from other sectors, may help guide ethical decisionmaking.

    Feb 12, 2014

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    Al Qaeda's Efforts to Recruit Homegrown Jihadists in America Remain Largely Ineffective

    Despite al Qaeda's increasing use of the Internet to attempt to radicalize and recruit homegrown terrorists in the United States, the turnout has been tiny and mostly inept.

    Aug 31, 2011

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    Should the United States Establish a Dedicated Domestic Intelligence Agency for Counterterrorism?

    One lesson of 9/11 is that the signs of the attack were not assembled into a warning that might have made it possible to prevent the disaster. In the wake of that failure, one question on the U.S. agenda is whether the country needs a dedicated domestic intelligence agency – separate from law enforcement – to address the U.S. terrorist threat.

    Oct 22, 2008

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    U.S. Should Rethink

    Current U.S. strategy against the terrorist group al Qaida has not been successful in significantly undermining the group's capabilities.

    Jul 29, 2008

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    Obituary: Roberta Wohlstetter, Pioneering RAND Policy Analyst and Historian of Military Intelligence

    Roberta Wohlstetter, a pioneering RAND Corporation policy analyst and one of America's most important historians of military intelligence, died in New York City on Jan. 6. She was 94.

    Jan 9, 2007

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    Damien Baveye

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in political science, United States Naval Academy

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    Sina Beaghley

    Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center; National Security Research Division; Senior International/Defense Researcher
    Education M.A. in international affairs/international security, George Washington University; B.A. in political science/media communications, University of San Diego

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    Bart E. Bennett

    Senior Operations Researcher and Professor of Operation Research, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.S.E. in mathematical sciences, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics/computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Lisa Bernard

    Research editor
    Education J.D. in law, University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in education, College of William and Mary; B.A. in philosophy, College of William and Mary

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    James B. Bruce

    Adjunct International and Defense Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, University of Denver; M.A. and B.A. in political science, Kent State University

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    Edmund J. Burke

    Senior International Defense Researcher
    Education B.A. in government, Georgetown University

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    Jacqueline Gardner Burns

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education Master of Public Policy in international policy and development, Georgetown University; Bachelor of Arts in political science, Augsburg College

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    Jason H. Campbell

    Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in international affairs, Catholic University; B.A. in political science, Amherst College

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    Peter Chalk

    Adjunct Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of British Columbia; M.A. in political studies and international relations, University of Aberdeen