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    The Value of Education and Training After High School: How Postsecondary Credentials Impact Earnings

    The author reviews the evidence on earnings gains associated with various types of postsecondary credentials, including college credit–bearing degrees, noncredit training and certificates, apprenticeships, and occupational credentials.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Lindsay Daugherty

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    UK Strategy for the High North: Navigating a changing environment out to 2050

    This report offers a perspective on how the UK could maximise its influence in the High North through enhanced cooperation across government and within multilateral fora in order to tackle environmental and geopolitical changes in the region.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Nicolas Jouan, Theodora Ogden, James Black, Corine Wood-Donnelly, Stephen Coulson

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    An Assessment of the U.S. and Chinese Industrial Bases in Quantum Technology

    This report presents a flexible and repeatable set of metrics for assessing a nation's industrial base in quantum technology, and applies those metrics to the U.S. and Chinese quantum industrial bases.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Edward Parker, Daniel Gonzales, Ajay K. Kochhar, Sydney Litterer, Kathryn O'Connor, Jon Schmid, Keller Scholl, Richard Silberglitt, Joan Chang, Christopher A. Eusebi, Scott W. Harold

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    Journal Article

    Study on the Proposal Evaluation System for the EU R&I Framework Programme: Final Report

    Our study consisted of a comprehensive review of the proposal evaluation processes used in the eighth research & innovation framework programme of the European Union, Horizon 2020.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon, Carolina Feijao, Cagla Stevenson, Hamish Evans, Alexandra Sinclair, Simon Thomson, Susan Guthrie

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    Decoding Crimea: Pinpointing the Influence Strategies of Modern Information Warfare

    For this paper we write about information in warfare from the perspective of Strategic Communications (StratCom) and the pursuits of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Alan Kelly, Christopher Paul

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    NATO From Liaison to Enlargement: A Perspective from the State Department and the National Security Council 1990–1999

    This chapter examines the internal U.S. government debate on NATO's transformation and enlargement and how these initiatives pursued by the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations shaped a new post-Cold War security order in Europe.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Stephen J. Flanagan, Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr

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    Sustaining the Promise of Mainz

    This chapter reviews way to revitalize elements of President George H.W. Bush's vision of Europe whole, free, and at peace given the unraveling of arms control agreements, the return of armed conflict, and the deterioration of democratic governance and rule of law in several European countries.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Stephen J. Flanagan, Sławomir Dębski , Daniel S. Hamilton

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    Crossroads of Competition: China, Russia, and the United States in the Middle East

    This report details the political, economic, and military interests and activities of China and Russia in the Middle East and identifies where those efforts contest, intersect, or complement U.S. interests and activities.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Becca Wasser, Howard J. Shatz, John J. Drennan, Andrew Scobell, Brian G. Carlson, Yvonne K. Crane

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    UK strategy for the High North: Policy Levers to Influence Developments out to 2050

    This report offers a perspective on how the UK could maximise its influence in the High North through enhanced cooperation across government and within multilateral fora in order to tackle environmental and geopolitical changes in the region.

    Feb 2, 2022

    Nicolas Jouan, Theodora Ogden, James Black, Corine Wood-Donnelly, Stephen Coulson

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    Journal Article

    Progress Report: AMR Industry Alliance 2021 Survey

    An analysis of AMR Industry Alliance contributions to the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

    Feb 1, 2022

    Sonja Marjanovic, Sarah Parkinson, Joe Francombe, Robert J. Romanelli, Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon, Catriona Manville

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    Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths by Expanding Naloxone Distribution and Addressing Structural Barriers to Care

    Qualitatively synthesizing evidence from six systematic reviews, the authors conclude that OEND programs generally produce beneficial outcomes across all domains considered, although the authors' ratings for the strength of the evidence are often "limited" or "moderate."

    Feb 1, 2022

    Rosanna Smart, Corey S. Davis

  • U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021, photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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    U.S. Strategic Competition with Russia: A RAND Research Primer

    This Perspective presents key aspects from past RAND Corporation research on the strategic competition between Russia and the United States.

    Jan 31, 2022

    Stephanie Pezard

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    Russia's Growing Presence in Africa: A Geostrategic Assessment

    This report presents an empirically rigorous description of where Russia is involved in Africa, where it is most likely to become involved in the future, and what implications this might have for U.S. Air Forces Africa's regional strategy.

    Jan 31, 2022

    Adam R. Grissom, Samuel Charap, Joe Cheravitch, Russell Hanson, Dara Massicot, Christopher A. Mouton, Jordan R. Reimer

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    English Language Arts Instructional Systems in the First Full Year of COVID-19

    The authors focus on teachers' perceptions of the guidance received on English language arts instruction and instructional system coherence during the first full year of COVID-19 (2020–2021), and how teachers' perceptions compared with 2019–2020.

    Jan 31, 2022

    Elaine Lin Wang, Daniel Silver, Morgan Polikoff, Ashley Woo, Julia H. Kaufman, Allyson D. Gittens, Isabel Clay

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    Performance Management and Assessment of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: Lessons from Academic Literature and Practitioner Guidance

    In this report, the authors discuss insights drawn from academic literature and practitioner guidance that are applicable to the effective oversight, management, and performance assessment of federally funded research and development centers.

    Jan 31, 2022

    Victoria A. Greenfield, Sandra Kay Evans, Laura Werber, Samantha Cherney, Lisa Pelled Colabella

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    U.S. Department of Defense Disability Compensation Under a Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation Approach

    In this report, the authors evaluate four hypothetical alternative U.S. Department of Defense disability compensation approaches that would support a simpler disability evaluation process by reducing reliance on disability ratings.

    Jan 28, 2022

    Stephanie Rennane, Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, Heather Krull, Douglas C. Ligor, Michael Dworsky, Jonas Kempf

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    The U.S. Equity-First Vaccination Initiative: Early Insights

    The Equity-First Vaccination Initiative aims to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in U.S. coronavirus vaccination rates. Five demonstration sites are using hyper-local, community-led strategies to increase vaccine confidence and access.

    Jan 28, 2022

    Laura J. Faherty, Jeanne S. Ringel, Malcolm V. Williams, Ashley M. Kranz, Lilian Perez, Lucy B. Schulson, Allyson D. Gittens, Brian Phillips, Lawrence Baker, Priya Gandhi, Khadesia Howell, Rebecca L. Wolfe, Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle

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    Building a Better Understanding of the Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care

    This European Platform for Investing in Children research note examines the medium- and long-term impact of early childhood education and care provision on education and labour market outcomes for children and parents, as well as the indicators employed for these measurements.

    Jan 27, 2022

    Elena Rosa Brown, Giulia Lanfredi, Annemari de Silva, Barbara Janta, Axelle Devaux

  • An armoured vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces is seen along a road at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria, October 8, 2017, photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters

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    U.S. Department of Defense Civilian Casualty Policies and Procedures: An Independent Assessment

    In this report, researchers from the RAND Corporation and CNA conduct an independent assessment of U.S. Department of Defense standards, processes, procedures, and policies relating to civilian casualties resulting from U.S. military operations.

    Jan 27, 2022

    Michael J. McNerney, Gabrielle Tarini, Karen M. Sudkamp, Larry Lewis, Michelle Grisé, Pauline Moore

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    Evaluation of Delaware's Opportunity Funding and Student Success Block Grant Programs: Second Year

    This is the second of three annual reports evaluating the implementation and effects of two Delaware funding programs for disadvantaged K–12 schools in the 2019–2020 to 2021–2022 school years: Opportunity Funding and the Student Success Block Grant.

    Jan 27, 2022

    Sy Doan, Heather L. Schwartz, Rebecca Ann Lawrence, Lynn A. Karoly