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Regional doubts about America's role in Asia. A deepening rivalry between China and Japan that could explode into violence. The fracturing of the international order. RAND's Timothy Heath explains some of the consequences of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's unraveling.

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NATO is "completely unprepared" to defend Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania against potential Russian aggression. What's the key to reinforcing deterrence in the Baltics? Have the right forces in place before a conflict breaks out. RAND's Timothy Bonds and David Shlapak explain.

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North Korea ended a months-long break from missile testing in early February, firing a ballistic missile off its eastern coast. The next day, Kim Jong-un's half-brother was murdered in Malaysia. Four more missile tests followed soon after. What does this timing mean? RAND's Bruce Bennett unravels Pyongyang's recent string of provocations.

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UN efforts to hold the Assad regime accountable for chemical weapons use have been blocked by China and Russia. What are the implications of this failure to punish a flagrant violation of international law? For one, it highlights a big flaw in the system responsible for enforcing treaties, says RAND's Natasha Lander.

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Today, Britain made it official: It is withdrawing from the European Union. A lot is known about bringing new members into alliances and trade relationships. Not much is known about dismantling these bonds peacefully. Since #Brexit will be more about adding barriers than taking them down, it will be "a leap into the dark," says RAND's Charles Ries.

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National security strategy documents tend to disappoint, says RAND's Raphael Cohen. Why? Leaders are often unwilling to make difficult decisions and face the risk of being wrong.

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Appalachia's energy and advanced manufacturing sectors are promising but volatile. Thus, it's vital to monitor the local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor market. This new report examines workforce trends and STEM education in the tristate region of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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A Russian move into Libya would present the Trump White House with a tangle of unpleasant choices with far-reaching consequences, say RAND experts.

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There are many theories to explain the U.S. obesity epidemic. But what does the data say? Not what you might think. Some groups may be heavier than others right now, but all Americans are gaining weight.

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China's approach to nuclear deterrence has been consistent since 1964. But in recent years, China has grown its arsenal and improved its nuclear force. A new RAND report examines what Beijing could do next — and what that means for U.S. strategy.
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