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Iran may feel more confident and gain a sense of prestige from a nuclear capability, but other factors, such as the regional geopolitical environment and Iran’s political, military, and economic capabilities, will have a greater bearing on Iranian calculations.
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The results indicate continuing high support for requiring US health insurers to cover family planning services (87 percent in 1998 and 84 percent in 2003), but some loss of support (from 80 to 69 percent) for US sponsorship of family planning programs in developing countries.
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RAND Project AIR FORCE examined strategies and force postures that the United States could adopt to make the most effective use of its nuclear forces in an uncertain world.
This research brief describes work documented in The Counterterror Coalitions: Cooperation with Pakistan and India (MG-141-AF).
In light of 9/11 and the war on terrorism, it is important for U.S. leaders to develop a shaping strategy toward the Muslim world. This study describes a framework to identify major ideological orientations within Islam, examines critical cleavages b...
Trends in workforce size and composition and in the pace of technological change and economic globalization will have implications for the future of work. Employees will work in more decentralized, specialized firms; slower labor growth will encourag...
Analyzes the growth of venture capital investment in China in the 1990s.
Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on July 14, 2004.
Fight terrorism with intelligence, not might.
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Published commentary by RAND staff.
Is Iraq really the central battleground in the terrorism struggle, or is it diverting our attention while Al Qaeda and its confederates plan for new strikes elsewhere?
If the United States wants to succeed in rebuilding Iraq, history shows it will need to keep forces stationed there for at least five to seven years - maybe longer.
The increasingly unstable situation in Pakistan demonstrates that terrorism will continue to flourish until serious democratic reforms are undertaken there.