If the North Korean government were to suddenly collapse, the consequences could jeopardize regional security in Northeast Asia and undermine U.S. interests. Preparation is needed now to convince the North Korean elites and others that South Korea-led unification in the aftermath of a collapse will be in their interests.
Opportunities exist to gain efficiencies in the global military medical logistics enterprise without sacrificing capability, notably through minimizing intermediate materiel handling, seeking the greatest value from commercial freight, and streamlining warehouse operations.
How do you recover and decontaminate amphibious forces if they are attacked with chemical, biological, or radiological weapons while ashore?
Researchers explored whether intolerance has risen more in some countries than others, whether it has risen more against particular groups, if such attitudes are particularly prevalent among subgroups of the population and if there are clear patterns of association with trends in wider political, social, economic and cultural factors.
The perception that intolerance is rising in Western Europe is widely shared. Researchers sought empirical evidence of high-level trends in intolerant attitudes and found strong evidence of association between intolerant attitudes and various economic, demographic, socio-political and cultural factors.
Incorporating different service requirements in a single joint aircraft design can lead to greater program complexity, increased technical risk, and weight in excess of what an individual service needs.
Although three options put forward to help people keep their old health insurance plans all would cause some disruption of the risk pools that are important to the insurance exchanges, none of the changes would be severe enough to threaten their viability.
The benefits system and employment services in England are under pressure from an increasing number of clients with anxiety and depression. Piloting four interventions that address mental health and employment outcomes together would provide much-needed evidence on what works best.
As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, uncertainty persists regarding the circumstances on the ground, potential outcomes, and long-term consequences.
What factors create and perpetuate environments susceptible to insurgency, terrorism, and other extremist violence and instability? Twelve are presented to inform military decisions on allocation of analytic and security assistance resources.
The cardiovascular and diabetes-related care that women receive—and their relevant health outcomes—both lag behind those of men. This is true even for routine care, such as cholesterol monitoring and control. Awareness of this disparity is limited, in part, because quality of care is not routinely measured and reported by gender.
Coalition forces' defeat of an uprising in Sadr City helped consolidate the Government of Iraq's authority, contributing significantly to the attainment of contemporary U.S. operational objectives in Iraq.
U.S. policymakers should be concerned about the number, size, and activity of al Qa'ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups. Some of these groups pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, embassies, and citizens overseas, while others are currently targeting local regimes.
Officials, practitioners, and counterterrorism experts gathered this year to examine domestic intelligence and information sharing as they relate to terrorist threats.
Employers and policymakers should not assume that workplace wellness programs will reduce health care costs. Researchers found that while the disease management component of a large program was associated with lower costs, its lifestyle management component was not.
The four-part RAND toolkit is designed to help those overseeing portfolios of multiple programs understand, evaluate, and improve program performance. This research brief describes the purpose of each part.
The RAND Program Manager's Guide is a tool to help assess program performance, consider options for improvement, implement solutions, then assess how well the changes worked, with the intention of helping those responsible for managing or implementing programs.
Despite supporting more than 200 psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs, the Department of Defense lacks a way to develop, track, and assess the performance of this portfolio. RAND researchers developed a toolkit to support decision-making regarding continued program support and expansion.
The RAND Program Classification Tool is an instrument containing questions and response options across eight key domains that allows for the consistent description of programs in the same content area. Such data can help program portfolio managers compare programs, avoid duplication, and target technical assistance.
The RAND Online Measure Repository is a tool that contains descriptions of 171 measures to support monitoring and evaluation of psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) programs. Detailed information is provided for each measure in an online searchable database, including measure domains, uses, psychometrics, and costs.