The RAND Blog

May 2008

  • commentary

    Russian Soccer Diplomacy

    Lowell H. Schwartz

    May 29, 2008

    Washington Times

    Despite its authoritarian political system, Russia is in many ways increasingly open. Its people are part of a consumer society that models its consumption habits after Western Europe, says Lowell Schwartz.

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  • Iraq

    commentary

    Give Them Sabbaticals

    Laura L. Miller

    May 7, 2008

    USA Today

    In academia and, increasingly, corporate America, sabbaticals are a time-honored way to step aside from the daily grind and intellectually reboot. The U.S. Army should embrace something similar, writes Laura Miller.

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