Other Regional Research

RAND engages in significant research in the regions of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. RAND's Latin America work began during the Cold War era with in-depth analysis of U.S.-Cuban relations and has expanded to include issues related to health, education, economics, demographics, and political reform. RAND's work covering Sub-Saharan Africa encompasses many critical issues related to health, education, and political reform in the developing world.

Other Regional Research in the News

  • America's Overwhelmed Immigration System

    Dec 5, 2018

    The Trump administration's options to deal with the surge of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. border appear to be limited. What policies could help address the problem?

  • Social media in Africa presents double-edged sword

    Nov 5, 2018

    The spread of social media in Africa has brought many economic and political benefits, while also equipping terrorist groups with a tool for recruitment and propaganda. Researchers examined the links between social media use and online radicalisation in six African countries, drawing on primary Twitter data analysis.

  • Cameroon's Days as Reliable U.S. Partner May Be Numbered

    Oct 26, 2018

    The Cameroonian government is becoming more authoritarian under President Paul Biya. His re-election could be bad news for Cameroon and the region, but also for the United States.

  • How the Results of the Mexican Election Could Impact U.S. National Defense

    Jun 7, 2018

    The United States and Mexico collaborate in several important areas. In particular, the relationship is strong on the military-to-military front. But the upcoming Mexican presidential election could change this dynamic.

  • IDSS-CLASP Lecture Explores What's at Stake in Mexico’s 2018 Election

    May 18, 2018

    Mexicans will elect a new president, as well as 128 Senators and 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, on July 1, 2018. Enrique Andrade González, president of the National Commission for the Vote of Mexicans Resident Abroad at the National Electoral Institute, discussed the outlook and considerations for this pivotal event in Mexico.

  • Now's the Time to Act on Guantanamo

    Apr 16, 2018

    Most of the 41 terror suspects who remain confined at Guantanamo Bay are unlikely to be released from custody any time soon. Alum Jack Riley (cohort '88) says moving their trials from U.S. military to U.S. federal judges could give detainees their long-denied day in court and possibly help deliver judicial closure to the families of terror victims.

  • Why Chile Should Continue Placing 'Stop Signs' on Unhealthy Foods

    Mar 19, 2018

    By instituting its innovative food warning label policies, Chile has become a beacon of light to countries around the world. The new government would do well to consider why it should maintain these policies, which in the long run will benefit business and the country as a whole.

  • Expanding the ISIS Brand

    Feb 19, 2018

    Since its founding, the Islamic State has consistently expanded and contracted in order to achieve its objectives. To discern how ISIS might continue to expand, it makes sense to trace Al Qaeda's trajectory, which followed a similar pattern in the 2000s.