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This article reviews the literature on associations between patient experience and business outcomes, including patient allegiance and retention, complaints, lawsuits, provider job satisfaction, and profitability.
May 21, 2021
Denise D. Quigley, Kerry Reynolds, Stephanie Dellva, Rebecca Anhang Price
The RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy CMEPP brings together analytic excellence and regional expertise from across the RAND Corporation to address the most critical political, social, and economic challenges facing the Middle East today. This downloadable brochure features links to related publications on the RAND website.
This article addresses a gap in the current policy discussion, provides evidence of Chinese military planning for covert manipulation of Taiwanese social media, and explores how its interest in and tactics for social media manipulation have evolved over time.
After conducting two strategic bomber flights around Taiwan in late 2016, Beijing significantly stepped up its operational tempo with at least another five flights circumnavigating the island in mid-2017.
May 18, 2021
Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Derek Grossman, Logan Ma
This chapter explores how China may protect its overseas interests, analyzes PLA thinking about the security dimensions of the Belt and Road Initiative, and considers three case studies on what securing China's overseas interests involves in concrete terms.
This article collects a novel dataset of thousands of Chinese-language social media posts on the leading microblog, Sina Weibo, in 2015. Analysis of this dataset reveals four multilayered popular Chinese narratives on North Korea.
May 18, 2021
Andrew Scobell, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Arthur Chan, Zev Winkelman
The PLA's focus on the U.S. as its benchmark for military modernization and as a potential future adversary is well known. But what is new is how the PLA talks about these efforts: under Xi, this focus on the U.S. is increasingly obvious.
The authors assess the costs associated with realistic threats to domestic, nonmilitary uses of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and consider possible additions to the positioning, navigation, and timing ecosystem in light of those costs.
May 17, 2021
Richard Mason, James Bonomo, Tim Conley, Ryan Consaul, David R. Frelinger, David A. Galvan, Dahlia Anne Goldfeld, Scott A. Grossman, Brian A. Jackson, Michael Kennedy, Vernon R. Koym, Jason Mastbaum, Thao Liz Nguyen, Jenny Oberholtzer, Ellen M. Pint, Parousia Rockstroh, Melissa Shostak, Karlyn D. Stanley, Anne Stickells, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Stephen M. Worman
This report examines Chinese assessments of North Korean ballistic missile capabilities between 1998 and 2017. Chinese analyses mirror Western conclusions that North Korea has a functional ICBM that can reach the U.S. with a nuclear weapon.
The Chinese military is positioning itself as one of the leading actors for hostile Chinese influence operations on social media. The PLA uses social media for covert hostile political interference operations targeting foreign countries.
As information becomes ever more central for Chinese warfighting, the People's Liberation Army is developing a new concept for psychological warfare in the information era called "cognitive domain operations."
Chinese commentary on Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio's official visit to Beijing in mid-2016 highlighted the sensitivity and difficulty of mending the relationship between Asia's two most powerful countries.
Chinese analysts view the U.S. military not only as a model for emulation but also as a serious threat, and thus China has developed capabilities designed to deter or counter U.S. military intervention.
May 14, 2021
Michael S. Chase, Cristina L. Garafola, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga
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