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Successful information efforts by foreign adversaries try to sow deep divisions between groups of Americans to generate a perception of "us" versus "them" that will trigger strong reactions. Here's how to counter those efforts:
America is deeply divided. The U.S. political system is polarized. And bizarre conspiracy theories have now entered mainstream discourse. Will there be domestic terrorism during election season? RAND's @BrianMJenkins discusses the range of possibilities:
Here's how manufacturer prices for insulin in the United States compare with those in other OECD countries:
How can U.S. and Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific be measured? What are Washington and Beijing competing over, exactly? And how do different players in the region view this struggle? This new report explores:
"One of the central challenges for the United States and Europe will be to forge a more united approach to China's resurgence, lest its growing ambitions and influence erode the foundations of the European and transatlantic projects."
China is using "simplistic mask diplomacy" to try to make other nations forget about Beijing's role in the pandemic, says RAND's Jeffrey Hornung.
We hear a lot about "fake news," but America faces a much bigger problem. People no longer agree on basic facts. Here's why that's so dangerous — and what our researchers are doing about it.
"Since the beginning of 2018, Kim has surrendered and dismantled no nuclear weapons, but has likely built 5-9 new nuclear weapons. So he has not frozen his nuclear program and he has certainly not been denuclearizing; instead, he has been nuclearizing."