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February 2012 Highlights

RAND ARROYO CENTER — FFRDC

A Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft takes off (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Densmore)

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR LOGISTICS APPLICATIONS
Authors: John E. Peters, et al.

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Israeli air force F-16s in a combat training exercise, photo courtesy of MS Kevin J. Gruenwald/USAF

HARD FIGHTING: ISRAEL IN LEBANON AND GAZA
Author: David E. Johnson

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RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE — FFRDC

South Korean money

FISCAL CONSOLIDATION AND BUDGET REFORM IN KOREA: THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Author: Kun-Oh Kim

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social media Iran twitter

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO GAUGE IRANIAN PUBLIC OPINION AND MOOD AFTER THE 2009 ELECTION
Authors: Sara Beth Elson, et al.

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Manufacturers stand beside the Global Hawk during its debut

KEEPING A COMPETITIVE U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY ALOFT: FINDINGS FROM AN ANALYSIS OF THE INDUSTRIAL BASE
Authors: John Birkler, et al.

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A counterinsurgency expert advises a soldier, Photo Credit: Spc. Chris McCann

ASSESSING FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY CAMPAIGNS
Authors: Ben Connable, et al.

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blue globe

THREATS WITHOUT THREATENERS? EXPLORING INTERSECTIONS OF THREATS TO THE GLOBAL COMMONS AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Authors: Gregory F. Treverton, et al.

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the flags of Israel and Iran

ISRAEL AND IRAN: A DANGEROUS RIVALRY
Authors: Dalia Dassa Kaye, et al.

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COMMENTARY

The following are national security related commentaries that RAND researchers have contributed to news publications in the past month. To retrieve past commentary pieces, please visit RAND's commentary page.

Al Qaeda in Iran

By Seth G. Jones (ForeignAffairs.com)

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Negotiating Peace in Afghanistan Without Repeating Vietnam

By James Dobbins (The Washington Post)

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Do Israelis Really Want to Bomb Iran?

By Dalia Dassa Kaye (ForeignPolicy.com)

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Iran's Self-Destructive Gamble

By Alireza Nader & James Dobbins (NYTimes.com and the International Herald Tribune)

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