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[l] at 6/23/21 4:52pm
With a new emphasis on sustainable environmental conditions coming to the fore just as budget pressures are increasing, the Department of Defense (DoD) might want to use this renewed focus as an opportunity to develop a systematic approach to addressing its environmental liabilities.

[Author: Christy Foran; R. J. Briggs; Kristin Van Abel]

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[l] at 6/22/21 10:53pm
This weekly recap focuses on job-related stress among U.S. public school teachers, Russia's global interests, promoting social equity through infrastructure investments, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 6/22/21 10:22pm
If the United States is to have a reasonable hope of winning a war, it needs to think about what it would be like to lose. An essential first step could be to start taking the prospect of protracted near-peer conflict seriously.

[Author: Edward Geist]

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[l] at 6/22/21 10:22pm
RAND experts discuss possible topics of conversation and potential takeaways from the upcoming summit between the United States and Russia. The summit will be a chance to rebuild and review the countries' fraught relationship.

[Author: Samuel Charap; Todd C. Helmus; Dara Massicot; William Courtney]

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[l] at 6/22/21 9:40pm
Elected and appointed to important roles, Black women may have the clout needed to play a significant role in shaping policy. How will they use it? Will they make more and stronger calls to protect Black women? Or will they use their influence to extend these calls to protect Black men and highlight the similar yet unique barriers Black men face?

[Author: Jhacova Williams]

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[l] at 6/22/21 9:40pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that rapid innovation in the face of public health emergencies is possible. In only 15 months, 15 vaccines have been approved or authorized for use in various parts of the world. What thinking is required to support uniform rapid rollout for future public health emergencies?

[Author: Robert J. Romanelli; Michael Whitmore; Sonja Marjanovic]

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[l] at 6/22/21 9:40pm
Improving China-Indonesia relations could have profound geostrategic significance for the United States. Washington may want to focus on assistance that would benefit Indonesia itself, not just the United States in its competition with China.

[Author: Derek Grossman]

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[l] at 6/22/21 9:40pm
North Korea was not the only elephant in the room during the recent U.S.–South Korea summit. In the broader context of U.S. foreign policy priorities and South Korea's geopolitical concerns, China was probably the larger presence.

[Author: Soo Kim]

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[l] at 6/22/21 8:57pm
Operation Guardian of the Walls may be over, but the controversy over the war is just beginning. Did Israel have another viable operational option with regard to Gaza and could another advanced military have done any better under the same circumstances? The answer is probably not.

[Author: Raphael S. Cohen]

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[l] at 6/22/21 8:57pm
The May summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in elicited a wide range of opinion about its value. With diplomacy-first progressives in power simultaneously in both nations for the first time in two decades, even subtle gains may be significant.

[Author: Rafiq Dossani]

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[l] at 6/22/21 7:24pm
The American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan propose to address racial inequities through significant infrastructure, workforce, education, and child care investments. Multiple barriers may need to be addressed for the funds to reach their intended destination.

[Author: Melissa L. Finucane; Jaime Madrigano; Jhacova Williams]

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[l] at 6/22/21 6:24pm
It would be simplistic to think that developing detailed blueprints for economic development in North Korea could on its own cut through decades of conflict and mistrust, triggering political and economic reform. But by expanding the terms of the debate it might move the needle on peace.

[Author: Krishna B. Kumar]

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[l] at 6/22/21 5:49pm
Sexual minorities in the U.S. military represent about 12 percent of the active-duty population. But they account for an estimated 43 percent of those who are sexually assaulted. This raises critical questions for the Pentagon as it tries to reduce the 20,000 sexual assaults in the ranks each year.

[Author: Andrew R. Morral; Terry L. Schell]

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[l] at 6/22/21 4:57pm
This weekly recap focuses on the risk of sexual assault to sexual minorities in the U.S. military, making medication treatment more accessible to people struggling with opioid addiction, countering Russian propaganda, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 6/22/21 4:57pm
We are entering a world where cyber disruptions easily become supply chain disruptions, and where supply chains for hardware and software create new cyber risks. Managing these will demand digital-era solutions, including updating tools, regulations, and reporting requirements.

[Author: Jonathan William Welburn]

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[l] at 6/22/21 4:57pm
At their June 16 Summit in Geneva, Presidents Biden and Putin might consider how to reduce the sharp tensions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Cooperation among governments and companies may offer potential.

[Author: William Courtney; Richard Kauzlarich]

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[l] at 6/22/21 3:51pm
After the Cold War, U.S. logistics planners moved away from a focus on effectiveness to a focus on efficiency in the sense that little is left idle for significant periods and that commodities are delivered at minimum cost. The ability of the system to support the joint force in the event of major conflict is at best untested and could be problematic.

[Author: Bradley Martin]

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[l] at 6/21/21 6:40pm
Actions taken to curb Russian malign activities around the globe appear to be affecting Russia's marine and aerospace engine sector. Efforts to arrest Russia's bad behavior might gain momentum if more countries followed the lead of Norway, which chose supporting sanctions over short-term economic gain.

[Author: Chandler Sachs; John V. Parachini]

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[l] at 6/21/21 5:56pm
This weekly recap focuses on China’s quest for global primacy, understanding the coronavirus origin story, how parents feel about sending their children back to school, and more.

[Author: RAND Corporation]

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[l] at 6/21/21 5:56pm
U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held their first in-person summit in Washington in May. But beyond the formalities, how fruitful was this first sit-down, face-to-face, no-mask meeting for Moon?

[Author: Soo Kim]

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[l] at 6/21/21 5:56pm
Senate passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act recognizes the fierce competition across the globe for leadership in key technology areas. The potential for such a momentous national investment in resources and attention brings with it options and choices for policymakers to consider.

[Author: Daniel M. Gerstein]

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