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

  • U.S. Needs a New Electronic Identity-Protection Strategy to Prevent 'Hybrid Warfare' Attacks

    Jul 6, 2015

    The U.S. government needs to develop a strategy to protect its citizens that includes a unique identifying number or code and a method for protecting these identity keys in online transactions.

  • Afghanistan After the Drawdown

    Jul 6, 2015

    If neither victory nor a political settlement are likely in the short term, and if complete withdrawal is unpalatable, then the United States must ensure that its support of Afghanistan remains politically sustainable.

  • A Frontline Civilian's Invisible Wounds of War

    Jul 6, 2015

    For frontline civilians, daily life built around war often involves waking up on a remote base and working side by side with soldiers in hazardous places. They often don't get the care and support that they need, whether in an area of crisis and instability, or when they return home.

  • The Baltic Balance: How to Reduce the Chances of War in Europe

    Jul 2, 2015

    Recent announcements of increased U.S. military support in the Baltics are a positive step in addressing a major new challenge to European security.

  • Understanding the U.S. Military's Morale Crisis

    Jun 29, 2015

    The military's discontent may stem from dissonance between the commitment to, and pride in, the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan and the knowledge that these sacrifices have not yielded the desired results. Those wars arguably have prompted a crisis of confidence within the military itself.

  • What to Make of the White Paper on China's Military Strategy

    Jun 27, 2015

    Reflecting critical developments under the Xi administration, China's recent “Military Strategy” white paper signals a turn toward a potentially more coercive phase of China's rise.

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