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This study protocol describes a proposed randomized controlled trial that builds upon a successful pilot intervention study to address problematic and dangerous drinking among young adult college students studying abroad in foreign environments.
Sep 19, 2019
Eric R. Pedersen, Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Joseph W. LaBrie, Coreen Farris, David J. Klein, Beth Ann Griffin
This web-based tool aims to inform Chesapeake Bay Watershed policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders on Summer 2019 climate, as well as projected future climate trends. Analysis of extreme heat data are shown on interactive figures.
Sep 18, 2019
Jordan R. Fischbach, Michelle E. Miro, Krista Romita Grocholski, Art Degaetano, Samantha Borisoff
The authors of this report examine cases from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea to understand whether and how states use cyber operations to coerce other states or actors, and highlight the challenges of identifying cyber coercion.
Sep 17, 2019
Quentin E. Hodgson, Logan Ma, Krystyna Marcinek, Karen Schwindt
The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history.
This report assesses Army installation real estate and facility sharing deals and partnership approaches, such as large-scale leasing, and provides recommendations to improve installation use of these approaches to increase benefits and save costs.
Sep 16, 2019
Beth E. Lachman, Jaime L. Hastings, Mary Kate Adgie, Bradley Knopp, Steven Deane-Shinbrot
This report describes how a comprehensive free trade agreement among the economies of the Levant could increase the average gross domestic product by 3-7 percent, and reduce regional unemployment rates by 8-18 percent.
Sep 16, 2019
Daniel Egel, Andrew Parasiliti, Charles P. Ries, Dori Walker
This online tool allows policymakers and the public to examine how a comprehensive free trade agreement among the countries of the Levant could create significant new economic opportunities, substantially reducing regional unemployment.
Sep 16, 2019
Daniel Egel, Lee Floyd, Chara Williams, Brian Phillips, Alyson Youngblood, James Gazis
This brief argues for the importance of improving our understanding of what influences will to fight, and it describes two models for doing so: one for analyzing a military unit's will to fight, and one for analyzing a nation's will to fight.
Sep 13, 2019
Ben Connable, Michael J. McNerney, William Marcellino, Aaron Frank, Henry Hargrove, Marek N. Posard, S. Rebecca Zimmerman, Natasha Lander, Jasen J. Castillo, James Sladden, Anika Binnendijk, Elizabeth M. Bartels, Abby Doll, Rachel Tecott, Benjamin J. Fernandes, Niklas Helwig, Giacomo Persi Paoli, Krystyna Marcinek, Paul Cornish
RAND has developed a short version of a survey that investigates sexual harassment in the military. The original RAND survey contained up to 52 questions. This report discusses the accuracy of a five-question version of the longer survey.
Changes in employment stability, family structure, and economic pressures have created challenges for the U.S. military reserve component. Modifying assumptions about Reserve duty can improve recruitment, performance, development, and retention.
Sep 11, 2019
Stephen Dalzell, Molly Dunigan, Phillip Carter, Katherine Costello, Amy Grace Donohue, Brian Phillips, Michael Pollard, Susan A. Resetar, Michael Shurkin
The authors of this report examine the impact of providing additional health insurance subsidies or financing reinsurance from the savings resulting from restored federal cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act.
This brief distills lessons from RAND Corporation research on high-quality mental health care for veterans -- what it is, why it matters, and how it makes a difference. It also provides links to resources for veterans and caregivers.
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