Toppling Qaddafi is a carefully researched, highly readable look at the role of the United States and NATO in Libya's war of liberation and its lessons for future military interventions. Based on extensive interviews within the U.S. government, this book recounts the story of how the United States and its European allies went to war against Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, why they won the war, and what the implications for NATO, Europe, and Libya will be.
Robust Decision Making showed El Dorado Irrigation District managers the results of key trade-offs among future strategies and how expectations for future vulnerable conditions can guide decisions to augment their long-term plan.
The Colorado River Basin Study evaluated the river system's resiliency and compared resource management options. The Robust Decision Making methodology helped to identify vulnerabilities and compare portfolios of options.
This report describes a proof-of-concept analysis using Robust Decision Making to evaluate water resource management response packages for California's Central Valley under future uncertainty for the California Water Plan Update 2013.
Studies obesity prevention efforts at the state level.
In this testimony before the California State Senate, Rajeev Ramchand discusses effective strategies for preventing suicide, the tenth leading cause of death in the state.
Luck, serendipity, and longtime relationships fostered success in Haiti relief efforts, though actual performance is impossible to measure because metrics and plans were not in place before the earthquake hit. U.S. Department of Defense policy on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief needs to be updated.
Motion Imagery Processing and Exploitation (MIPE) systems aid analysts in the detection, identification, and tracking of objects of interest and activities of interest in live and archival video. This report defines and investigates the potential of MIPE systems, which can enable military intelligence analysts to respond to the current information deluge and exploit a wide range of motion imagery collections.
Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Methods.
To make an impact on patient care within a 20-year timeframe, biomedical research funders and policymakers should focus resources on clinical rather than basic research, and support individuals who work across disciplinary boundaries and are motivated by patient need.
Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Perspectives.
Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Case studies.
Some New York City residents may soon face sharp increases in their flood insurance premiums as a result of major changes occurring in the National Flood Insurance Program and the redrawing of flood maps that expand the areas at risk. Property owners in areas now deemed at highest risk may face increases of $5,000 to $10,000 annually.
While there is evidence of North Korean biological weapons, little is known with certainty a bout the biological weapon agents the North has developed, which of these agents it has weaponized, and how it would use them. This testimony from RAND expert Bruce Bennett addresses the nature of the potential North Korean biological weapon threat and how the ROK and United States should prepare to counter potential biological weapon attacks.
Although fair value accounting was blamed by some as the primary cause of the 2008 financial crisis, this was probably not the case. Nevertheless, policymakers should be aware that both fair value and historical cost accounting sometimes can produce misleading information, resulting in both institutional and systemic risk.
The Affordable Care Act will have a varied impact on health spending by individuals and families, depending primarily on their income and whether they would have been uninsured in 2016 without the program.
If a hospital has service needs, adding a resident presents a marginal benefit. This is especially true for more-lucrative specialty and subspecialty programs, before considering the additional benefits of any Medicare revenues related to graduate medical education.
RAND researchers assessed the scale, trends, and composition of China's foreign aid and government-sponsored investment programs in six regions: Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia.
The United States still has the economic muscle to shape important aspects of the international environment, but high government debt in the future may undermine its economic instruments of power and its ability to influence global conditions through nonmilitary means.
This dissertation consists of three essays that summarize the author's contributions to the study of flood risk in coastal Louisiana during and following its 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.