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A new RAND paper explores the implications of artificial intelligence in two key areas: security and employment. The authors identify key themes that cut across both areas—for example, the prospect of unprecedented economic and social disruption—and recommend potential responses.

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The U.S. Army is facing many challenges: behavioral health issues, misconduct, and adjustment to shifting demographics. Long-term solutions will likely require changes in Army culture and climate. A new RAND report explores approaches that could help.

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Los Angeles County has the highest rate of unsheltered homelessness in America. According to a new RAND report, a local program that provides supportive housing caused a significant drop in recipients' use of public services. This resulted in $1.20 in government savings for every dollar invested in the program.

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ISIS's Middle Eastern strongholds have been destroyed, but don't get complacent, say RAND experts. The terrorist organization is already thinking about how and where to regroup. And the Philippines remains a "ripe target."

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The mortality rate for inmates in America's correctional facilities has been on the rise. How can prisons and jails ensure the health and safety of their charges? We brought a group of experts together to identify needs that, if addressed, could help reduce inmate deaths.

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Is Mali to France what Afghanistan is to America? There are definitely similarities, say RAND experts. But the Afghanistan case is likely more intractable, and there's reason for optimism in France.

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Relevant to today's #TimePersonOfTheYear announcement, recent RAND research finds that hostile behavior is pervasive across American workplaces. Twenty percent of U.S. workers report some form of recent abuse or harassment. And eight percent of women ages 25 to 34 reported receiving unwanted sexual attention at work within the previous month alone.

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The WannaCry attack is a warning to Britain's National Health Service and other public institutions that their cybersecurity processes must be improved — and fast — before a more severe attack takes place. RAND's Erik Silfversten explains.

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U.S. transportation and water infrastructure funding and finance aren't nearly as dire as some believe, according to a new RAND report. But a national consensus on infrastructure priorities is needed, accompanied by select policy changes.

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In 2012 and 2013, authorities watched thousands of aspiring jihadists leave Europe to fight in Iraq and Syria. Now some of these foreign fighters are coming home. What can be done to mitigate the threat?
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