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From the Cold War days of the Berlin Airlift to the fall of the Wall in 1989, Germany—formerly West and East, and subsequently reunified—has long been an important actor on the world stage. A founding member of the European Union and a key ally of the United States, Germany has been the subject of RAND research on topics including aviation, health care system comparisons, and agriculture policy.

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  • Couple Meeting With Financial Advisor In Office

    Report

    Financial Advice Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison

    This review compares financial advice markets in a cross-section of countries where regulatory changes aimed at improving the quality of financial advice have recently been made, to determine how such changes have affected them.

    Oct 8, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Intake of Water and Different Beverages in Adults Across 13 Countries

    Describes the intake of water and all other fluids and to evaluate the proportion of adults exceeding the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations on energy intake from free sugar, solely from fluids.

    Jul 10, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Total Fluid Intake and Its Determinants: Cross-Sectional Surveys Among Adults in 13 Countries Worldwide

    There were considerable differences in total fluid intake between countries but not between genders.

    Jul 10, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Total Fluid Intake of Children and Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Surveys in 13 Countries Worldwide

    A high proportion of children and adolescents are at risk of an inadequate fluid intake. This risk is especially high in males and adolescents when compared with females or children categories.

    Jul 10, 2015

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow April 16, 2015; he said Russian military forces were not in Ukraine, denying allegations that Moscow is providing troops and support for pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine

    Commentary

    Ukraine Crisis Is a Geopolitical Game Changer

    Russia's aggression abroad and repression at home have altered the basic assumptions of earlier Western policy. By misjudging the tolerance for aggression in Europe, Moscow is bringing on the encirclement it fears. The West is now better prepared to deal with any further aggression and more confident that Ukraine's future will be as part of an enlarged Europe.

    Apr 17, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Fast Methods for Jackknifing Inequality Indices

    This paper outlines a procedure to obtain jackknife estimates for several inequality indices with only a few passes through the data.

    Apr 8, 2015

  • Report

    Best practice: Medizinische Aus- und Weiterbildung aus internationaler Perspektive

    This is a German translation of a report that seeks to inform the further development of medical education and training for primary care in Germany.

    Mar 19, 2015

  • Girl student and a professor at the Medical University

    Report

    Best practice: Medical training from an international perspective

    This report seeks to inform the further development of medical education and training for primary care in Germany. It concludes with a presentation of policy options that arise from comparison with experiences in England, France and the Netherlands.

    Mar 19, 2015

  • Coins and calculator on a British newspaper

    Project

    Investigating the Relationship Between R&D Funding and Performance

    To understand more about the implications of these long-term funding restrictions, as well as the potential benefits from increasing research spending, RAND Europe was commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to examine — and thus to improve the government's understanding about — the relationship between the level of research spending and research performance, and particularly how changes in research spending transfer in to changes in performance.

    Mar 5, 2015

  • French, British, and EU flags

    Report

    Crisis and conflict prevention strategies: An international comparison

    This report is a translated excerpt from a 2012 report, focusing on conflict prevention approaches in four national cases: France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.

    Feb 25, 2015

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Nov. 26, 2014, during which she accuses Russia of violating international law with its interventions in Ukraine and said resolving the conflict would require patience

    Commentary

    The Greatest Challenge to U.S.-European Security Cooperation Today: The Ukraine Crisis

    Germany and America are leading Western policy in addressing the Russia-Ukraine crisis. The basic strategy is to support Ukraine and pressure Moscow to halt aggression, while leaving the door open to diplomacy. Sustaining Western unity is essential, but may not be easy to achieve.

    Dec 8, 2014

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Minsk, August 26, 2014

    Commentary

    A Diplomatic Solution for Ukraine

    Despite uncertainty about Russian military plans and the outcome of Ukrainian operations against pro-Russian separatists, it's not too soon to consider how to lay the foundations for a negotiated solution. If Moscow were unwilling to reach a fair settlement, the West would have options to increase its leverage.

    Aug 27, 2014

  • Medical workers pushing a patient on a stretcher through a hospital hallway

    Report

    The Changing Hospital Landscape

    In many countries, the nature of hospital activity is changing. Different forms of hospital cooperation, such as hospital groups, networks, or systems, may have different impacts on hospital performance. Consolidation may lead to quality improvements, but there are also risks.

    Aug 5, 2014

  • Migrants climb off a train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexican border

    Dissertation

    Topics in Migration Research

    Explores topics related to the determinants and consequences of migration in Mexico and Germany.

    Mar 10, 2014

  • Healthcare visitor helping an elderly lady with a panic alarm fob

    Report

    Regulating Quality and Safety of Health and Social Care

    Many Western countries have health and social care standards but implement and apply these standards in different ways. Different regulatory mechanisms and policy instruments encourage and ensure continuous quality improvement.

    Feb 7, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Television in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany

    Exposure of young people to alcohol advertising is a risk factor for underage drinking. This study assessed youth exposure to television alcohol advertising in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, from December 2010 to May 2011.

    Jan 1, 2014

  • British Army soldiers, marking completion of their tour of duty in Afghanistan, parade in York, England, on May 24, 2013.

    Periodical

    Allied Fronts: European Armies Approach Austerity in Instructive Ways

    The British, French, and German armies are well in advance of the Americans in weighing competing priorities in light of what they assess to be the future face of war, making their judgments useful points of reference for U.S. and NATO planners grappling with their own cuts.

    Nov 26, 2013

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the United Nations Headquarters after the P5+1 member nations concluded a nuclear deal with Iran in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24, 2013.

    Commentary

    A First Step in Geneva

    The Geneva agreement is only a first step toward a comprehensive deal but it is an important achievement. Iran's ability to move toward a nuclear weapons breakout capability has been halted in return for limited sanctions relief.

    Nov 25, 2013

  • pills and 50 euro note

    Report

    International Price Comparison for Pharmaceuticals

    The international impact of pharmaceutical pricing changes in the United Kingdom is likely to be minimal or indirect. This is due largely to the diverse ways that various other countries implement international price comparisons.

    Jun 4, 2013

  • East German citizens climb the Berlin wall at the Brandenburg Gate as they celebrate the opening of the border November 10, 1989

    Commentary

    North Korea Could Fall Faster Than We Think

    The United States, South Korea and their allies would be well advised to factor in the possibility that North Korea could collapse in a fit of revolt and economic decay at any time, just as East Germany did, writes Bruce Bennett.

    Jun 3, 2013