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This Perspective -- part of a series examining critical security challenges in 2040 -- offers a new framework for exploring the disruptive dimensions of additive manufacturing technology and explores which sectors and industries might be most affected.
This Perspective summarises the results of a table-top exercise on factors that could upset Arctic cooperation in the 2020 decade. While this exercise confirmed the solidity of cooperation, it also identified "wild cards" that could create tensions.
RAND Corporation researchers have conducted multiple studies to examine park use and assess parks' role in promoting physical activity. This report describes their methods, findings, and recommendations.
USAF leaders are concerned that their force presentation construct is lacking. This report presents historical analysis and recommendations to inform USAF deliberations regarding future force presentation constructs.
The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) 2016-2017 Annual Report offers an overview of HSOAC capabilities and highlights how RAND is supporting the mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Little information is available to schools to develop policies and procedures on social distancing during a flu pandemic. Additional research is needed to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of these policies and procedures.
May 4, 2018
Lori Uscher-Pines, Heather L. Schwartz, Faruque Ahmed, Yenlik Zheteyeva, Erika Meza, Garrett Baker, Amra Uzicanin
This study measured a key characteristic of community resilience: the growth of organizational networks and partnerships over time. Information from this research may be useful to local health departments interested in applying a community resilience framework to disaster preparedness.
May 4, 2018
Malcolm V. Williams, Anita Chandra, Asya Spears, Danielle M. Varda, Kenneth B. Wells, Alonzo L. Plough, David Eisenman
This report outlines the findings and recommendations of a two-year project that sought to explore the existing international order, assess challenges to it, and recommend policies to advance U.S. interests in the context of a multilateral order.
Among Americans aged 55-69, rates of cognitive limitation are many times higher for groups with lower socioeconomic status (SES) than those with higher SES, and recent trends show little indication that gaps are narrowing.
May 3, 2018
Hwajung Choi, Robert F. Schoeni, Linda G. Martin, Kenneth M. Langa
The potential benefit of information as a joint function is clear. Commanders could measure campaign success by evaluating emergent behavior of relevant actors defining strategic outcomes rather than focusing too intently on the physics of fighting.
Self-reported data showed only minor differences in physical activity across the Netherlands, England, and US. However, accelerometer data showed that Americans were significantly less active than the Dutch or English.
May 2, 2018
Arie Kapteyn, James Banks, Mark Hamer, James P. Smith, Andrew Steptoe, Arthur Van Soest, Annemarie Koster, Saw Htay Wah
This study found that a scale for measuring perceived powerlessness was valid among a demographically diverse sample of urban youth, showing promise for use in future health behavior and outcome studies.
May 2, 2018
Sahnah Lim, Terrinieka W. Powell, Qian-Li Xue, Vivian L. Towe, Ralph B. Taylor, J Ellen, Susan G. Sherman
Among a population of transgender women in Brazil, constant experience with gender-based discrimination contributed to a sense of trust with their stable partners, diminishing the desire to use condoms, and also contributed to poor mental health overall.
May 2, 2018
Laio Magno, Ines Dourado, Luis Augusto Vasconcelos da Silva, Sandra Brignol, Leila Amorim, Sarah MacCarthy
Argues that the structural drivers of U.S.-China competition are too deep to resolve through cooperative engagement and that policymakers must instead accept the reality of strategic rivalry and aim to manage it at a lower level of intensity.