From the RAND Blog

Below, you'll find the most recent commentary from RAND experts on topics related to Asia. For a complete list of all commentaries by RAND staff, visit The RAND Blog.

  • Commentary

    G-20 Growing Pains

    Sep 24, 2009

    The increasing importance of the G-20 summits is testimony to the growing role emerging states now play in managing the international economy. But integrating these newcomers into the global community is unlikely to be straightforward or simple, writes Lowell H. Schwartz.

  • Blog

    Capitalism Still Works: Our Economy Will Recover Because We Are Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    Sep 17, 2009

    The damage done by the financial crisis now seems to require not a refurbishing job but an extreme makeover. While soul-searching and even self-loathing are inevitable during a crisis, this is no time for America to shy away from a capitalist system that has produced decades of economic growth, writes Krishna Kumar.

  • Commentary

    How Russia Can and Can't Help Obama

    Aug 26, 2009

    In hindsight, KGB analysts and Soviet officials were extraordinarily prescient about the perils of Islamist terrorism and the fallout from the Afghan jihad. But could Russia, for all its faults and foibles, be a more valuable counterterrorism partner today, asks Brian Michael Jenkins.

  • Event

    Congressional Panel Reviews South Korean Health Reform

    Jul 15, 2009

    A variety of RAND experts on Asia and health, including Executive Vice President Michael Rich, will join several health officials from South Korea to discuss Korea's Experience in Harmonizing Public and Private Health Insurance Systems for Universal Coverage on July 15, 2009.

  • Commentary

    Getting Value from the U.S.-ROK Summit

    Jun 15, 2009

    For months, N. Korea has been trying to upstage the summit between S. Korean President Lee and U.S. President Obama that is scheduled for June 16. Almost all Americans I know have heard of the recent N. Korean provocations. But few have heard anything about the U.S.-ROK summit, writes Bruce Bennett.

  • Event

    The Implications of Recent North Korean Aggression

    Jun 12, 2009

    Senior Political Scientist Chaibong Hahm and Senior Defense Research Analyst Bruce Bennett will present Dealing with a Defiant North Korea on June 12, 2009.

  • Commentary

    No Surprise in Failure to Deter North Korea

    Jun 5, 2009

    North Korea's latest misbehavior highlights an uncomfortable truth: the failure of the United States and the international community to deter its actions. In this case, it is pretty easy to see why North Korea has not been deterred, writes Bruce Bennett.

  • Event

    Pakistan and Afghanistan: Allies of the United States?

    May 18, 2009

    A panel of RAND experts will discuss Pakistan and Afghanistan: Allies of the United States? on May 18, 2009.