RAND Review: Spring 2001

On the Cover

More than a week after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake devastated much of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Ishwardas Bawan holds his crying son, Ram, 4, while waiting for the boy's broken arm to be attended to at a field hospital on Feb. 3, 2001. On that day, U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo planes big enough to carry water tankers began arriving in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the quake zone, as relief workers raced to distribute food, medicine, and supplies among hundreds of thousands of survivors before diseases spread. In what U.S. officials described as an "air bridge," two C-5s--the largest planes in the U.S. Air Force fleet--flew aid from Travis Air Force Base in California and Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Guam. In Guam, the supplies were transferred to smaller planes, because the Ahmedabad airport was too small for C-5s.

AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS/JOHN MOORE

Spring 2001 Contents

Message from the Editor

News

    Remember the pesticides Rise above schadenfreude Delve deeper with Fathom

Political Science

A science and technology agenda for the new administration

Cover Story

Executive Briefing: A Global Agenda for the U.S. President
By Frank Carlucci, Robert Hunter, and Zalmay Khalilzad

Members of the Transition 2001 Panel

Suggestions for Collaborating with Russia
By Jeremy R. Azrael

Guidelines for Humanitarian Interventions
By Richard N. Haass

A Latin American Policy Agenda
By Angel Rabasa


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