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Arctic states have long cooperated to avoid or mitigate conflict in the region. In this report, researchers identify potential areas of conflict and potential changes to governance mechanisms to help mitigate the identified risks.
Jul 27, 2021
Benjamin J. Sacks, Scott R. Stephenson, Stephanie Pezard, Abbie Tingstad, Camilla T. N.
The Department of the Air Force is revamping the way it manages officer development and promotion. The Air Force Personnel Policy Simulation Tool models the effects of personnel policy changes to identify potentially adverse consequences.
Jul 27, 2021
Matthew Walsh, David Schulker, Nelson Lim, Albert A. Robbert, Raymond E. Conley, John S. Crown, Christopher E. Maerzluft
The authors examine the application of classical deterrence theory to the space domain and argue that to build a tailored deterrence strategy for China in space, China's own objectives should be considered.
This report evaluates the Positive Parenting Program, targeted at parents of children aged 3 to 4 years for whom nursery staff and caregivers had concerns around language and communication or children's behavioural, emotional, or social development.
Jul 27, 2021
Sashka Dimova, Andreas Culora, Lucy Gilder, Emma Leenders, Annemari de Silva, Elena Rosa Brown
The Military Health System will need to implement a portfolio of mitigation strategies to ensure an agile, resilient, and global network of capabilities and a robust industrial supply base to effectively treat combat casualties in future conflicts.
Increased access to technology and corresponding increases in computer-facilitated crime have resulted in a greater number of tech-savvy individuals under supervision. Experts identified strategies to help officers manage their online activity.
Jul 26, 2021
Joe Russo, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Dulani Woods, Brian A. Jackson
Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of illegal opium poppy and is a key source for many heroin markets. The authors summarize the economic and political roles of opiates in Afghanistan and discuss the potential impacts of their disappearance.
The Military Health System needs an agile, resilient, and global network of treatment and storage facilities and transportation assets, as well as knowledge of gaps and risks that could hinder effective medical support for future combat operations.
The Movement Coordination Centre Europe commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a scoping study to understand constraints of operating in Africa, as well as barriers to the efficient coordination of airlift and other logistic support in the continent.
This study examined receipt of services for mental health conditions and non-opioid substance use disorders among privately insured adolescents and young adults (ie, youth) with subsequent clinically diagnosed opioid use disorder or opioid poisoning.
Jul 21, 2021
Edeanya Agbese, Bradley D. Stein, Benjamin Druss, Andrew W. Dick, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Douglas L. Leslie
To assess the hazards of the releases of toxic chemicals to the atmosphere, comprehensive model systems are often used. This paper reviews knowledge gaps that were resolved in the past ten years by new theoretical and experimental research.
Jul 21, 2021
Steven R. Hanna, Thomas Mazzola, Joseph C. Chang, Thomas Spicer, Simon Gant, Rachel Batt
In this second-phase study on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program, the authors analyzed jobs on the MSEP Career Portal in 2016, interviewed participating employers in 2016, and then surveyed and interviewed spouses in 2019.
Jul 21, 2021
Marek N. Posard, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Luke J. Matthews, Karen Christianson, Jamie Ryan, Shirley M. Ross, Irineo Cabreros
Food insecurity is associated with poorer mental and physical health, as well as homelessness. Certain groups of veterans are at higher risk, and few veterans overall receive support from federal programs designed to prevent food insecurity.
This Perspective assesses the implications of COVID-19 on strategic competition in sub-Saharan Africa and offers recommendations for how the United States can help African countries respond to the pandemic in ways that are mutually beneficial.
South Dakota USA's 24/7 Sobriety Program appears to work in Montana as well. Certain delivery of immediate but modest sanctions for repeat driving under the influence (DUI) arrestees who violate alcohol abstinence orders appears to be able to reduce future DUI arrests.
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