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This research aims to present a focused and balanced reckoning of the "global war on terror" (GWOT) by comparing it to the era immediately preceding it. The results do not generally comport with popular or mainstream accounts of terrorism.
Activist groups are seeking improvements in the balloons they use to carry political, religious, and humanitarian materials into North Korea. This report assesses the technical state of balloons and drones, along with plausible improvements.
Education stands at the forefront of policy agendas as children grow up in an increasingly complex and connected world. A focus on education looks at the core areas in education, detailing RAND Europe's expertise and work in the sector.
This RAND Europe study, conducted with the Saatchi Institute, examines organisational capacity assessment. As well as exploring the role of culture and communication in improving performance, the study also offers an outline of a diagnostic tool.
Mar 29, 2018
Kate Cox, Stephen Jolly, Simon Van Der Staaij, Christian Van Stolk
The findings of this European added value assessment (EAVA) suggest that it is necessary to revise the current legislative EU framework for liability rules and insurance for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Mar 28, 2018
Tatjana Evas, Charlene Rohr, Fay Dunkerley, David Howarth
In light of the 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration final rule requiring the calorie content of food items to be clearly displayed on menus, RAND researchers designed an online survey to look at how this information affects consumers.
Mar 28, 2018
Roland Sturm, Haijing Crystal Huang, Flavia Tsang, Liisa Hiatt, Rosanna Smart, Cameron Wright, Helen Wu
Locating a new supermarket in a low-income neighborhood may improve residents' economic well-being and health. Policymakers should consider broad impacts of neighborhood investment that could translate into improved health for residents of underserved neighborhoods.
Mar 28, 2018
Andrea Richardson, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Robin L. Beckman, Karen Rocío Flórez, Amy Soo Jin DeSantis, Rebecca L. Collins, Tamara Dubowitz
This report aims to disseminate the findings -- throughout the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the wider U.S. security policymaking community -- of a project on the nature of USAF and Pakistan Air Force engagement and methods to strengthening this relationship.
Mar 28, 2018
Jonah Blank, Richard S. Girven, Arzan Tarapore, Julia A. Thompson, Arthur Chan
Non-academic developers of a complex intervention can arrive at consensus about programme theory after the programme has been developed and actively participate in the development of a logic model to be used as a framework for subsequent evaluation.
This report examines how China can provide security for its growing array of economic and strategic interests around the world, and how its approach might provide opportunities or concerns for the United States.
The Criminal Justice Technology Forecasting Group discussed near-term effects that major societal trends could have on criminal justice and identified potential responses. This brief summarizes a report of the results of the group's meetings.
Mar 26, 2018
John S. Hollywood, Dulani Woods, Andrew Lauland, Brian A. Jackson, Richard Silberglitt
There is insufficient evidence that cranial electronic stimulation has clinically important effects on fibromyalgia, headache, neuromusculoskeletal pain, joint pain, depression, or insomnia; low-strength evidence suggests a modest benefit for anxiety and depression.
Mar 22, 2018
Paul G. Shekelle, Ian P. Cook, Isomi M. Miake-Lye, Marika Booth, Jessica M. Beroes, Selene Mak