National Security Research Division

RAND released a report providing in-depth analysis of Australia's domestic shipbuilding capabilities. The work closely examined Australia's shipyards, workers and suppliers. The study was commissioned to help government policymakers and the Australian Department of Defence make informed acquisition decisions about Australia's next generation of naval surface ships.

Blog Posts and Media Coverage

  • The 1970s and the Birth of Contemporary Terrorism

    Jul 30, 2015

    While terrorism worldwide has increased over the past four decades — and the threat of terrorism continues to dominate Americans' fears — the nearly 14 years since 9/11 have been tranquil on the home front compared to the violent 1970s.

  • Post Deal, Can Rouhani Deliver on Promises of Reform?

    Jul 24, 2015

    Rouhani was elected president because he offered hope; he claimed that the nuclear agreement would be the key to unlock or solve Iran's problems. But it will take more than that to make Iran a better place to live. Can he achieve his people's dreams? Is he even willing?

  • War on the Web

    Jul 23, 2015

    While the U.S. Cyber Command is preparing the nation's defenses for the coming ramp-up in cyberwarfare-like attacks, the messages spread instantly by hordes of attackers through social media may not be receiving the attention they deserve.

  • Reports of Our Global Disorder Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Jul 22, 2015

    Deterring Russia, channeling growing Chinese power, and working with others to dismantle the Islamic State are daunting challenges — but not greater than rebuilding post-World War II Europe, containing the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, and promoting democratic governance throughout much of the modern world.

  • Iran Deal or No Deal

    Jul 22, 2015

    A U.S. rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement would send the wrong message, not only to Iran but also to America's closest allies, and it would not serve American interests in the region.

  • Peace in the Middle East: America's New Post-Iran Deal Challenge

    Jul 20, 2015

    It is no surprise that the final Iran nuclear deal was met with opposition in Israel and Saudi Arabia. For all the talk about whether or not this is a good deal, negotiating with Iran was the original sin from their perspective.

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