Science and Technology Research for the Greater Middle East

RAND's analysts have expertise in technology assessment and forecasting; building science and technology capacity; and program design, management, and evaluation.

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    Tracking Public Sentiment in Iran After the Contested 2009 Election with Twitter

    Social media was used in the 2009 protests to organize and communicate under government censorship. An analysis of more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election holds promise for such policy uses as assessing public opinion and forecasting events such as large-scale protests.

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    Is al Qaeda's Internet Strategy Working?

    The immediate risks posed by al Qaeda's online campaign do not justify attempting to impose controls that could be costly to enforce and produce unintended consequences. However, the situation warrants continued monitoring for signals of new dangers.

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    How China Can Strengthen Its Economy by Investing in High-Technology Applications

    China's Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) and Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) can best spur regional development and economic growth by focusing on emerging high-technology applications, including molecular-scale drug development and green manufacturing.

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    RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2016

    Nobel Laureate George Akerlof will be keynote speaker at the 2016 RAND Behavioral Finance Forum, to be held on November 14 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The one-day conference brings together leaders from academia, government, and industry.