The RAND Blog

September 2003

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    Terrorism in India is Not Just an Internal Threat

    Rollie Lal

    Sep 30, 2003

    Financial Times

    The car bombs that last month killed 52 people and wounded more than 150 in Mumbai are the latest and deadliest manifestation of a widening Islamic terrorist campaign in India. The campaign may signal an important new centre of terrorist activity and needs to be closely watched by governments around the world.

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    Swarming -- The Next Face of Battle

    John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt

    Sep 29, 2003

    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Technological advances often give rise to new types of weapons, but the achievement of lasting breakthroughs in fighting power requires organizational and doctrinal innovation as we.

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    Behind the Rhetoric

    Charles Wolf, Jr.

    Sep 26, 2003

    South China Morning Post

    A chronological list of commentaries authored by RAND staff and published in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

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    Buying Cheap Chips From China

    Caroline S. Wagner

    Sep 24, 2003

    Asian Wall Street Journal

    IBM's recent announcement of layoffs at its U.S. semiconductor plant sounds strangely familiar, bringing back memories of when I started my career as a U.S. government policy analyst in the early 1980s. At that time, I found myself in the midst of a great swirl of concern about the technological ascendancy of Japan.

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    The Perfect Army for Iraq: NATO

    Robert E. Hunter

    Sep 13, 2003

    New York Times

    To get needed help in Iraq, including major financial support from European Union countries, returning to the last half-century's commitment to working with others seems the obvious choice. NATO is the answer, and the sooner the better.

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    Talking to Your Child About Kobe

    Mark A. Schuster

    Sep 8, 2003

    Los Angeles Times

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

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    A Limited Success

    Nina Hachigian

    Sep 3, 2003

    South China Morning Post

    All in all, the talks on North Korea's nuclear programme that ended in Beijing last week went as well as could be expected. There were no breakthroughs, but neither did the talks end ruinously.

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