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      Synthetic Opioids, Ukrainian Grain, the Metaverse: RAND Weekly Recap
      Jun25

      Synthetic Opioids, Ukrainian Grain, the Metaverse: RAND Weekly Recap

      This weekly recap focuses on countering the illegal flow of synthetic opioids, freeing up Ukrainian grain to prevent famine, the importance of defining the metaverse, and more. …read more Source::...

      Should Ukraine Settle with Russia?
      Jun23

      Should Ukraine Settle with Russia?

      Should the United States humiliate Russia—and Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically—over the Russo-Ukrainian War? It could lead to escalation and new wars, but the United States and NATO may need to think twice before offering concessions. …read more Source::...

      Has the War in Ukraine Damaged Russia’s Gray Zone Capabilities?
      Jun23

      Has the War in Ukraine Damaged Russia’s Gray Zone Capabilities?

      Russia’s actions are to blame for the damage done to its gray zone capabilities, but it’s the West’s choice to see whether this respite represents a short-term aberration or presents opportunities for some long-term fixes. …read more Source::...

      What if Russia’s Army Fails in Ukraine?
      Jun20

      What if Russia’s Army Fails in Ukraine?

      Fighting in Ukraine will likely continue. But battlefield advantages could continue to ebb and flow, too. The West should prudently prepare for Ukrainian success as well as a less favorable outcome. …read more Source::...

      Unblocking the Black Sea for Ukrainian Grain
      Jun16

      Unblocking the Black Sea for Ukrainian Grain

      As Russia has been blockading ports around Odesa, Ukrainian grain exports in May were more than 60 percent lower than a year ago. Global hunger has hit a new high while 22 million tons of grain in Ukraine could rot if not exported soon. …read more Source::...

      The Ukraine War’s Three Clocks
      Apr02

      The Ukraine War’s Three Clocks

      As the war in Ukraine creeps into its second month, perhaps the most common question is: How will it end? Ultimately, the answer comes down to three internal clocks—Ukraine’s, which is counting down in years, Russia’s, in months, and the United States and NATO’s, which is stalled at the moment but could restart quite quickly....

      Helping Ukrainian Refugees, Truth Decay, Algorithmic Inequity: RAND Weekly Recap
      Apr02

      Helping Ukrainian Refugees, Truth Decay, Algorithmic Inequity: RAND Weekly Recap

      This weekly recap focuses on how to help Ukrainian refugees, cognitive biases and Truth Decay, tracking wastewater to understand the spread of COVID-19, and more. …read more Source::...

      Putin’s Actions in Ukraine Are Spilling North
      Mar31

      Putin’s Actions in Ukraine Are Spilling North

      The decision of seven Arctic countries to suspend collaborative work with Russia in the Arctic is by far the most severe and consequential break in cooperation the region has ever seen. This breakdown of Arctic diplomacy could have several important impacts on the region and could potentially threaten the United States as well as its allies....

      The Ukrainian Military Has Defied Expectations. Here Is How U.S. Security Aid Contributed
      Mar31

      The Ukrainian Military Has Defied Expectations. Here Is How U.S. Security Aid Contributed

      Ukraine’s military was unprepared and largely ineffective when Russia’s military seized Crimea in 2014. By 2022, Ukraine appears to have overcome at least some of the earlier challenges. Did U.S. security assistance make the Ukrainian military more effective? …read more Source::...

      The Art of Sitting on Bayonets
      Mar31

      The Art of Sitting on Bayonets

      Russian President Vladimir Putin might have assumed that once conquered, Ukraine would be easy to hold. But there has been no lightning success, no defecting Ukrainian soldiers. If he can’t find collaborators, Putin’s chances of achieving even reduced ambitions in Ukraine may be dim indeed. …read more Source::...