International Organizations

With the end of World War II came the rise of many international organizations, from the United Nations and World Bank to the European Union, NATO, ASEAN, and other regionally focused bodies. RAND has explored the effectiveness of these organizations in areas such as international development, economic policymaking, and local and regional peacekeeping and stability operations.

  • Report

    Health and Healthcare: Assessing the Real World Data Policy Landscape in Europe

    To maximise Real-World Data potential and improve health outcomes and service delivery, stakeholders need to develop standards for data use and access. RAND Europe assessed the RWD landscape in Europe and explored options going forwards.

    Apr 24, 2014

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    Blog

    Will Putin Fall Victim to One of History's Classic Blunders?

    Russia's annexation of Crimea is proving costly. If Putin thought seizing Crimea would make the rest of Eastern Europe deferential to Moscow, the opposite is occurring, as anti-Russian/pro-NATO sentiment surges throughout the region.

    Apr 15, 2014

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    Blog

    Russia Is Outmanned and Outgunned

    Yes, the United States has many fewer forces in Europe than it did in 1989. But Russia has none, its allies have all switched sides, and its military is but a shadow of what it was 25 years ago.

    Apr 10, 2014

  • People in Sevastopol, Ukraine watch a broadcast of Russian President Putin's address to the Federal Assembly

    Event

    Russia: What Happened? What's Next?

    At an April 9, 2014 Issues in Focus program, Olga Oliker will discuss the implications of the continuing standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Blog

    Pentagon's Reliance on Europe Is 'Wishful Thinking'

    There needs to be more frank and precise thinking about the kind of support allies are able and willing to provide. Counting on Europeans even just to pull as much weight as they have in the past is an increasingly doubtful proposition.

    Apr 9, 2014

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    Announcement

    President of the European Research Council Opens RAND Europe’s Workshop

    To support a study of international research collaboration addressing the European Union’s 'Grand Challenges', RAND Europe is running an expert workshop in Brussels, which will help shape policy recommendations to the European Commission.

    Apr 3, 2014

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    Report

    RAND Review Examines Water Management, Military Caregivers, Joint Aircraft, Income Inequality

    Stories in RAND's flagship magazine discuss the implications of climate change for the Colorado River Basin and the Sierra Nevada, the burdens borne by military caregivers, the drawbacks of joint aircraft programs, and growing inequalities across the European Union.

    Apr 1, 2014

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    Periodical

    Own Goal: Growing Inequalities Across Europe Undermine Intent of Union

    Income inequality — exacerbated by an age gap, a skills gap, and other trends in technology and society — will pose the single greatest societal challenge for the European Union in the coming decades.

    Apr 1, 2014

  • A soldier stands guard near a tank position close to the Russian border near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv

    Blog

    No Easy Answers for Ukraine

    What Russia seeks from its adventure is status, importance and free reign in its neighborhood, for a start. If sanctions and other responses are short-lived, Moscow will feel victorious, and possibly emboldened to future aggression.

    Mar 26, 2014

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    Content

    Mapping Smart Cities in the EU

    A RAND Europe analysis of the EU's Smart Cities initiatives found that Smart Cities objectives should be more explicit, well defined and clearly aligned to city development, innovation plans and Europe 2020 to be successful.

    Mar 25, 2014

  • News Release

    Libya Needs More International Support

    The international community's limited approach to post-conflict stabilization of Libya has left the nation struggling and on the brink of civil war.

    Mar 17, 2014

  • Libyans protesting against the General National Congress in Benghazi February 28, 2014

    Report

    Libya Needs More International Support

    The international community's limited approach to post-conflict stabilization of Libya has left the nation struggling and on the brink of civil war. The essential tasks of establishing security, building political and administrative institutions, and restarting the economy were left almost entirely up to Libya's new leaders. No international forces were deployed to keep the peace, in contrast with NATO interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

    Mar 17, 2014

  • Blog

    Building a Resilient Europe to Face Future Societal Changes to 2030

    Future “societal” trends, ranging from the future of the labor market to the evolving relationship between citizens and the state, are shrouded in uncertainty, which makes it difficult to develop robust, sensible predictions. A RAND Europe report analyzes global societal trends to 2030 and their impact on the EU.

    Mar 10, 2014

  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland addresses a news conference at the U.S. embassy in Kiev

    Blog

    Why Transatlantic Ties Are So Complicated

    While U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland’s words about how the European Union is handling the Ukraine crisis were less than diplomatic, they reflected the deepening reality that Europe does not always do exactly what the United States wants it to.

    Feb 28, 2014

  • French soldiers take up positions outside Markala, Mali, January 19, 2013

    Blog

    NATO Needs a Southern Strategy

    If NATO wants to avoid strategic irrelevance, it needs to give increasing attention to the threats from the Middle East and North Africa region. A southern strategy should draw on recent experience, such as NATO's intervention in Libya and the successful operation in Mali.

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research Into Action

    PACT is a three year project that aims to understand more fully the public perception of security, privacy, and surveillance across the 27 European Member States (EU27).

    Feb 1, 2014

  • Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich shakes hands with European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Stefan Fuele during their meeting in Kiev, January 28, 2014

    Blog

    EU-Ukraine Alliance Will Benefit Russia, Too

    The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement would benefit both Ukraine and Russia in many ways, especially in greater trade, social, and cultural exchanges. Ukraine's closer association with the EU would actually increase Russian trade with Ukraine as long as Russia does not impose artificial restrictions.

    Jan 29, 2014

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    Spotlight on 2013: Building trust in policymaking

    Spotlight on 2013 is RAND Europe's annual review. This year's focus is trust, and we feature RAND Europe projects that support policymakers to gain trust at three levels: from strategic challenges, through robust methods, to effective delivery.

    Jan 28, 2014

  • Journal Article

    Mapping Smart Cities in the EU

    This report was commissioned to provide background information and advice on Smart Cities in the European Union (EU) and to explain how existing mechanisms perform.

    Jan 1, 2014

  • Pro-European integration protesters wave flags during a rally in Independence square in Kiev December 22, 2013

    Blog

    Preserving Ukraine's European Choice

    The United States and the EU have a strong stake in keeping open a European option for Ukraine. A reorientation of Ukrainian policy back toward Russia would shift the strategic balance in Europe and have a negative impact on the prospects for democratic change on Europe's eastern periphery.

    Dec 24, 2013