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[l] at 10/1/22 6:33am
China is often viewed as the economic powerhouse in the Middle East, but the United States has extensive trade, investment, and financial links. U.S. economic involvement in the Middle East is likely to stay focused on larger markets in line with economic growth, without dramatic shifts in location or magnitude.

[Author: Howard J. Shatz]

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[l] at 9/30/22 3:32pm
Brian Michael Jenkins takes a look at past plagues—like the Black Death, which killed half the population of Europe, and the 1918 pandemic, which killed between 50 and 100 million people—to try to understand the future. In this adaptation from his book, Jenkins discusses how postpandemic life will be marked by more than just long-lasting health concerns.

[Author: Brian Michael Jenkins]

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[l] at 9/30/22 2:45pm
Rather than remain aloof from the new great power competition between the United States and China, Indonesia has quietly, albeit determinedly, favored relations with Washington, though in reality, it does not have much of a choice.

[Author: Derek Grossman]

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[l] at 9/30/22 2:00pm
This weekly recap focuses civic and citizenship education in America, addressing Twitter’s bot problem, why community engagement is key to police reform, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 9/30/22 7:35am
When students or others don't know how to report a threat or aren't willing to do so, important opportunities to protect students may be missed. Schools receive comparatively little guidance about how to implement an effective reporting program or how to build a robust reporting culture. A recent research effort helps to fill this gap, highlighting seven key implications for school safety planning.

[Author: Pauline Moore; Brian A. Jackson]

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[l] at 9/30/22 7:35am
Two months after the death of al Qaida leader Aymin al-Zawahiri, experts continue to debate potential contenders for his replacement while waiting for al-Qaeda to make an announcement. A dark horse contender with long ties to Osama bin Laden could upend predictions and threaten to revive one of history's most lethal terrorist groups.

[Author: Sara Harmouch]

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[l] at 9/29/22 7:13am
Disparities in policing outcomes, so often associated with race and ethnicity, have led to divisive discourse on the necessity of police reform in America. So how might we make progress on police reform? Ultimately, the community, in collaboration with local public officials, should determine what it means to serve and protect.

[Author: Elicia M. John]

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[l] at 9/28/22 6:47am
While the warming trend in India-Pakistan ties is encouraging, it makes sense to keep a healthy check on expectations. Events could easily derail progress. Ultimately, it will take trust for India and Pakistan to normalize their relationship, and developing trust takes time.

[Author: Derek Grossman]

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[l] at 9/27/22 7:10am
Do Americans have the stomach for tough times, hard work, and sacrifice? Or will many of the same problems experienced in responding to COVID-19 arise as Americans confront the challenge of climate change?

[Author: Brian Michael Jenkins]

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[l] at 9/23/22 7:57pm
Twitter has a deep bench of engineers working for the company. They have access to trillions of data points on their over 300 million monthly active users. Why has a company this size struggled to clean up its platform?

[Author: Marek N. Posard]

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[l] at 9/23/22 7:57pm
This weekly recap focuses on Russia's troop mobilization and the ongoing war in Ukraine, U.S. policy in the Middle East, building a more diverse teacher workforce, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 9/21/22 6:34pm
Vladimir Putin appeared to double-down on his country's war effort in Ukraine September 21st, calling up hundreds of thousands of new troops, threatening Ukraine and the West, vowing to use “all the means at our disposal,” and pointing out that he is not bluffing. Here's what a few RAND experts had to say.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 9/21/22 6:34pm
A careful strategy of strength and prudence has helped the West maintain security and manage relations with Moscow. The West may continue this course while upping the ante to help Ukraine defeat and expel Russian forces. In so doing, the West may also be advancing prospects for longer-term peace that might come only through liberalization in Russia.

[Author: William Courtney]

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[l] at 9/20/22 2:49pm
The United States largely waits for a disaster to strike and then spends billions to repair damages. Investing in resilience today can significantly reduce the costs to recover after a disaster strikes.

[Author: Jessie Riposo; Shelly Culbertson]

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[l] at 9/19/22 5:51pm
What Russia seeks is new political leadership across the Western world that does not support a status quo that can isolate Russia from the capital and technology it needs to generate security and prosperity over the long term.

[Author: Clint Reach]

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[l] at 9/19/22 1:38pm
The Battle of Saratoga turned the tides of the Revolutionary War, ultimately leading to American independence. Nearly 250 years later, the Battle of Kharkiv may be a similar turning point in Ukraine's fight against Russia.

[Author: Gian Gentile; Raphael S. Cohen]

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[l] at 9/16/22 4:01pm
This weekly recap focuses on how overturning Roe could affect national security, supporting women veterans, responding to the next pandemic, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 9/16/22 11:23am
As tensions with Russia rise to levels not seen since the Cold War, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) may need to detect and counter increasing numbers of aerial intrusions. One way to strengthen NORAD's capabilities: Invite Greenland and Denmark to join the command.

[Author: Michael Bohnert; Scott Savitz]

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[l] at 9/15/22 12:08am
The United States has been gradually increasing assistance to Ukraine without provoking a wider war. Although this approach has frustrated Ukrainian leaders and many observers, it reflects the best traditions of Cold War–era crisis diplomacy—pursuing U.S. interests while avoiding a direct clash with a rival, always with an eye on the long term.

[Author: Samuel Charap; Michael J. Mazarr]

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[l] at 9/14/22 11:04pm
Posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, traumatic brain injury, and substance use disorders are common among post-9/11 veterans and can interfere with their employment, family life, engagement with their communities, and overall well-being. A shared definition and standards for high-quality care can help organizations that support veterans to better assist in their recovery from these “invisible wounds.”

[Author: Natalie Ernecoff; Carrie M. Farmer; Matthew F. Amidon; Margaret C. Harrell; Jennifer Silva]

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[l] at 9/14/22 10:23pm
Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies. It's tempting to write off such claims as cartoonish propaganda. But Russia is making similarly outrageous claims to the United Nations and other international forums. Such maneuvers could dangerously undermine international arms control agreements.

[Author: John V. Parachini]

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