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RAND researchers often write commentaries for publications and testify before the U.S. Congress on a variety of topics. For a complete list of all commentaries by RAND staff, visit the RAND Newsroom. For a complete list of all congressional testimony by RAND staff, visit the Congressional Testimony page. The page below lists commentaries and congressional testimony on topics related to Asia. Also, you'll find citations to articles (and links if available) in which RAND researchers are quoted.

News and Commentaries:

  • China's Strategy Toward South and Central Asia

    Aug 14, 2014

    China's response to the complex challenges on its western borders during the past two decades has been to adopt an "Empty Fortress" strategy, whereby China boldly projects an image of considerable strength in Central and South Asia to mask serious frailty. China is not a major threat to U.S. interests there and is unlikely to pose one in the near future.

  • China’s Industrial Policies in Commercial Aviation Manufacturing

    Jul 31, 2014

    Until recently, the Chinese aircraft manufacturing industry produced aircraft almost exclusively for its military. As China transitions to commercial aircraft production, does it need to rethink its investments and policies to become more globally integrated and competitive?

  • China: The Reluctant Partner

    Jul 30, 2014

    There's a high probability that the establishment of a U.S. Global SOF Network will reinforce Beijing's extreme insecurities about Washington's intentions towards China, and heighten Chinese perceptions of enhanced US military encirclement capabilities. However, if China is invited to partner with U.S. Special Operations Forces, this may alter Chinese thinking on military cooperation.

  • Reforming Indonesia's Policies Towards Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    Jul 25, 2014

    This project aims to foster awareness and consensus within the Government of Indonesia for key reforms toward a more comprehensive and coherent development strategy and policies for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at the national level.

  • Media Conference Call on the Potential Hazards in Middle East from the Crisis in Iraq

    Jun 25, 2014

    RAND foreign policy experts Amb. Charles Ries, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Alireza Nader and Richard Brennan hosted a media conference call on the potential hazards should the crisis in Iraq spill over to other countries in the Middle East region. Media Relations Officer Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • Mapping the Diversity of Employment Interventions in South Asia

    Jun 18, 2014

    The World Bank has commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a stocktaking exercise to map the diversity of employment interventions in South Asia. In addition, RAND will conduct a scoping review of international evidence on the impact of interventions.

  • Media Conference Call on the Growing Tensions in the East and South China Seas

    Jun 11, 2014

    RAND Asia experts Andrew Scobell, David Shlapak, and Scott Harold hosted a conference call with national and international media on Wednesday, June 11 to discuss the growing tensions in the East and South China Seas. Media relations manager Joe Dougherty moderated the call.

  • The Effects of Moving to Permanent Dwellings on India's Working Poor

    May 30, 2014

    In India, low-cost housing projects like the Ashray Affordable Housing Pilot may help the working poor and their families improve their living conditions, while still allowing developers to recover their costs.