Today's global challenges demand innovative RAND analysis.
Old patterns of state-to-state and bloc-to-bloc relations are now eclipsed by global concerns that cut across functional disciplines and regional boundaries. Complex issues such as international security, transnational trade and investment, education, health care, information technology, and energy and environment are all topics that benefit from the multidisciplinary, uncompromising analytic approach of researchers in International Programs at RAND.
Asia-Pacific and South Asia
RAND expertise on Asia is second to none, and our RAND Center
for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) reflects this leadership. From India
to Indonesia to China and from economic planning to nuclear policy, RAND analysts
offer U.S. and regional policymakers the very best fact-based advice.
In the Asia-Pacific region, RAND has studied the following:
Global Risk and Security
The RAND Center for Global Risk and Security reflects the need for a focal point for cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research and analysis on the increasingly complex issue of global security. It draws on the unparalleled breadth of related RAND expertise – from strategy to health to technology and criminal justice – and expands upon RAND’s long history of excellence in informing security policy by exploring innovative new areas of inquiry that cut across traditional perspectives. Led by an advisory board of distinguished individuals from varied angles of vision on security and risk, the Center will develop a better understanding of the variety of security threats, and then decide on deeper research dives where the special range of RAND competences can make a difference in framing categories of possible response.
The Middle East
RAND research and analysis of the Middle East has informed policymakers for more than 50 years.
The RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP) builds on this rich history and focuses on four key areas:
The RAND-Qatar Policy Institute worked with CMEPP and other RAND divisions from 2003 through 2103 to help guide some of RAND's Middle Eastern research.
Russia and Eurasia
RAND pioneered research on the former Soviet Union. Today, the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia (CRE) analyzes the foreign defense policies of Russia and the Newly Independent States and assists political and economic change within them. Researchers examine underlying social and demographic trends in the region and the implications of developments within the former Soviet Union for international security.
RAND analysts collaborate with local scholars and policymakers through an unprecedented 1992 agreement with the Russian government. A key facet of this collaboration is the RAND Business Leaders Forum, a membership organization that facilitates in-depth discussions among leading corporate executives from Russia, the United States, and Western Europe of strategic opportunities and challenges in the development of economic and business relations.
Pardee Center - Globalization & Development
The RAND Pardee Center pursues ambitious objectives: to improve our ability to think about the longer-range future – from 35 to as far as 200 years ahead – and to develop new methods of analyzing potential long-range, global effects of today's policy options in order to design sound policies that are sensitive to those effects.
Increasingly, we are confronted by issues the effects of which will not be clear for decades or by cases where actions we take (or do not take) today could have important consequences for the future. Such areas of concern include:
Other Regional Research
RAND also engages in significant research in the regions of Latin America and Africa.
RAND Latin America work began during the Cold War era with in-depth analysis of U.S.-Cuban relations and has expanded to include issues related to health, education, economics, demographics, and political reform.
RAND work covering sub-Saharan Africa encompasses many critical issues related to health, education, and political reform in the developing world.
Research in both of these regions includes:
Much of the organization´s research on European topics is conducted by RAND Europe, a subsidiary of RAND. Beginning with issues of global security during the Cold War, RAND has expanded its efforts toward solving domestic European problems.
Today, RAND maintains two European offices dedicated to providing solutions to important global, social, and political problems across Europe.
Recent research includes:
Inquiries about International Studies at RAND can be directed to:
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