RAND Review: Summer 2003

RAND Review, our flagship magazine, showcases RAND research on a variety of timely and relevant issues facing the world today.

Summer 2003 — Vol. 27, No. 2

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COVER STORY

Nation-Building

The Inescapable Responsibility of the World's Only Superpower
By James Dobbins

 

On the Cover:
A U.S. Army soldier teaches a crowd in the village of Nejhab, Afghanistan, how to count in English. Soldiers from the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, of Knoxville, Tenn., and the 8th and 9th Psychological Operations Battalions, of Fort Bragg, N.C., were delivering a humanitarian aid package to the village on Oct. 26, 2002. The package included 10 medium-size tents, 250 blankets, and 3 medical kits.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/SPC. ERIC E HUGHES, U.S. ARMY
 
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Contents

Message from the Editor

News


Features

Nation-Building

The Inescapable Responsibility of the World's Only Superpower
By James Dobbins

Burden of Victory

The painful arithmetic of stability operations
By James T. Quinlivan

Vectors Without Borders

The spread of global pathogens can imperil us all.
By Jennifer Brower and Peter Chalk

Injured on the Job

California seeks to rehabilitate a social contract
By Nicholas M. Pace and Robert T. Reville

Commentary

Another Kind of Safety Threat:
The health-related consequences of releasing prisoners
By Lois M. Davis