What Went Wrong in Yemen: Q&A with Alexandra Stark
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by RAND Corporation
1w ago
Peace talks in Yemen have stalled and the Houthis, who control much of the country, are now attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in a show of support for Gaza. How did things go so wrong? And how might the United States play a more effective role throughout the region ..read more
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The Sources of Renewed National Dynamism
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by Michael J. Mazarr; Tim Sweijs; Daniel Tapia
1w ago
The authors explore the challenge of renewing competitive dynamism in the face of national decline by nominating key qualities that determine a society's competitiveness and analyzing historical cases in which nations achieved anticipatory renewal ..read more
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Veteran Narratives of Support for Extremist Groups and Beliefs
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by Ryan Andrew Brown; Todd C. Helmus; Rajeev Ramchand
1M ago
The report examines how U.S. military veterans describe their endorsement of extremist groups and beliefs, their experiences in the military and transition to veteran status, and their path to their current beliefs and perspectives ..read more
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The U.S.–China Rivalry in a New Medieval Age
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by RAND Corporation
1M ago
Trends like weakening governments and fragmenting societies suggest that the era of industrial superpowers is over and we've entered a new medieval age. The U.S.-China rivalry may have more in common with the fitful conflicts of the 14th century than with the cataclysmic world wars of the 20th ..read more
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U.S. Military Theories of Victory for a War with the People's Republic of China
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by Jacob L. Heim; Zachary Burdette; Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga
2M ago
The authors of this paper consider how the United States can prevail in a limited war with the People’s Republic of China while managing escalation ..read more
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Has Trust in the U.S. Intelligence Community Eroded?
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by Christopher Dictus; Yuliya Shokh; Isabelle Nazha; Marek N. Posard; Richard S. Girven; Sina Beaghley; Anthony Vassalo
2M ago
Researchers explored whether and to what degree trust in intelligence predictions has degraded over time and what factors might have driven any perceived or real changes in the relationship between U.S. policymakers and the intelligence community ..read more
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Towards AUKUS Collaboration on Responsible Military Artificial Intelligence
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by Austin Wyatt; James Ryseff; Elisa Yoshiara; Benjamin Boudreaux; Marigold Black; James Black
3M ago
The authors investigate the challenges and barriers that could inhibit or prevent the co-development of artificial intelligence (AI) between the United States and its closest allies and partners ..read more
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How Gender Diversity Improves Defense Operations
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by RAND Corporation
3M ago
It's U.S. defense policy to make sure women play a meaningful role in matters of war, peace, and security. This includes embedding women's perspectives in decisionmaking. Real-world examples show the benefits of applying a gender lens to military planning and operations ..read more
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Intellectual Firepower
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by Charles A. Goldman; Paul W. Mayberry; Nathan Thompson; Travis Hubble; Katheryn Giglio
5M ago
The authors describe the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officer professional military education system, compare it with civilian institutions, analyze effects of possible changes, and identify opportunities to further align it to DoD’s needs ..read more
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Plagues, Cyborgs, and Supersoldiers
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by Luke J. Matthews; Mary Lee; Brandon De Bruhl; Daniel Elinoff; Christopher A. Eusebi
5M ago
Advancements in biotechnology have renewed questions about how biotechnologies might be used in battle. The authors of this report explore how these technologies can affect the human body, and how the human body can become a warfighting domain ..read more
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