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Negotiators in Vienna may be on the brink of reaching an agreement to significantly limit #Iran's nuclear program and place it under strict international monitoring. But what if they fail to bridge their differences in the final hours?
Even a strong nonproliferation agreement that prevents all pathways toward the Iranian bomb won't magically transform the Middle East. But on balance, the region would be better off with a good nuclear deal than without one.
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Studying more than 8,000 Southern California middle school students, researchers found that youth who reported seeing any ads for medical #marijuana were twice as likely to have used marijuana or report higher intentions to use the drug.
Prevention programs need to better explain medical marijuana to youth, providing information on the context for proper medical use of this drug and the potential harms from use during this developmental period.
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According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, negotiations over #Iran's nuclear program "could go either way." If diplomats can reach a deal by tomorrow's deadline, here's what to expect in the days that follow.
With the possibility of a nuclear deal between the United States and its P5+1 allies, the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy is examining potential policy outcomes on U.S.-Iran relations and around the Middle East.
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"Sanctions relief is likely to flow to those with the deepest pockets. This may not necessarily translate into greater Iranian influence abroad, but rather more mansions and Ferraris in Tehran."
More than $100 billion of Iranian oil proceeds are “frozen” in foreign bank accounts under the current sanctions regime. The repatriation of Iran's money would no doubt boost a flagging economy.
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The chances of a Russian attack on the Baltics are low, says Christopher Chivvis. And war with NATO would mean huge costs for Moscow. But #Russia's future trajectory is uncertain. And its recent saber-rattling along NATO's eastern flank has raised concerns. Given the Kremlin's behavior, #NATO must take the risk of conflict seriously.
Recent announcements of increased U.S. military support in the Baltics are a positive step in addressing a major new challenge to European security.
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Last Friday, three different attacks on three different continents left more than 50 people dead. RAND's Christopher Chivvis discusses the implications, including why #Tunisia is so important to both #ISIS and the West.
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Don't expect a solution to Greece's crisis from today's eurozone summit, says Ambassador Charles Ries. Both sides have been "wrong all along" about what would motivate the other, indicating a fundamental political disconnect between #Greece and the rest of Europe.
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"In the last decade, Americans have grown increasingly familiar with the struggles of #PTSD among combat veterans. But I'm not a veteran. I'm one of an untold number of federal workers, contractors, aid workers, and journalists who have returned home from a conflict zone with our own invisible wounds."
For frontline civilians, daily life built around war often involves waking up on a remote base and working side by side with soldiers in hazardous places. They often don't get the care and support that they need, whether in an area of crisis and instability, or when they return home.
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Economic growth will be the main driver of mobility and automobile use in #China, according to a new RAND study. It may be difficult for transportation policymakers to influence economic growth. But they'll face decisions about constraints on vehicle use and environmental regulations.
Researchers developed two scenarios to envision the future of mobility in China in 2030. Economic growth, the presence of constraints on vehicle ownership and driving, and environmental conditions differentiate the scenarios.
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Five Gulf states have reached an $18.7 billion settlement with BP for the #DeepwaterHorizon disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. We're helping assess the public health, social, and economic impacts of the spill, and determining how communities can build resilience to future disasters.
A new research group, the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, will assess and address the public health, social, and economic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region.
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How can you improve your sleep? What do you do with a partner who snores, or one whose cuddling keeps you awake? What is the purpose of #sleep? One of our experts answered these questions and many more.
RAND's Wendy Troxel, an expert on sleep, hosted an 'Ask Me Anything' session on Reddit to answer questions about how to improve sleep health, what to do about a snoring partner, and more.
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As part of a broader effort to protect and advance human rights, the U.S. State Department creates software tools that encourage the free flow of information. According to a new RAND report, these tools do not facilitate cybercrime. Why? There are other technologies that are better suited for criminal activity.
Examines the portfolio of tools funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor that help support Internet freedom and assesses the impact of these tools in promoting U.S. interests without enabling criminal activity.
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