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    Managing for Mission Assurance in the Face of Advanced Cyber Threats

    This report offers a foundation for better managing, at the enterprise level in the Air Force, efforts to ensure resiliency of missions to adversarial cyber operations, including suggestions for the allocation of roles and responsibilities of tasks.

    May 24, 2021

    Don Snyder, Lauren A. Mayer, Myron Hura, Suzanne Genc, Colby P. Steiner, Laura Werber, Kathryn O'Connor, Keith Gierlack, Paul Dreyer, Bernard Fox

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    Report

    Risk Factors for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Findings from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study

    This report describes analyses, using data from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, designed to identify service member and environmental characteristics that are associated with each individual's risk of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

    May 24, 2021

    Terry L. Schell, Andrew R. Morral, Matthew Cefalu, Coreen Farris, Miriam Matthews

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    Getting To Outcomes® Operations Guide for Air National Guard Community Action Teams

    This Getting To Outcomes guide will help with the planning, implementation, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability of Air National Guard Community Action Plans. It includes guidance, resources, and examples of completed tools.

    May 24, 2021

    Amy L. Shearer, Matthew Chinman, Patricia A. Ebener, Joie D. Acosta

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    Journal Article

    Developing Health Equity Measures

    This work identified existing approaches to health equity measurement and evaluated those approaches using input from an expert panel.

    May 21, 2021

    Steven C. Martino, Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Jordan M. Harrison, Alice Y. Kim, Marc N. Elliott

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    Journal Article

    Provider and Coach Perspectives on Implementing Shadow Coaching to Improve Provider-Patient Interactions

    We aimed to characterize lessons and barriers to implementing shadow coaching as a mechanism to improve interactions with patients and change organizational culture.

    May 21, 2021

    Denise D. Quigley, Nabeel Shariq Qureshi, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Scott Kim, Efrain Talamantes, Ron D. Hays

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    Journal Article

    Examining the Business Case for Patient Experience: A Systematic Review

    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

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    Attitudes About Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: A Health Belief Model Analysis

    We sought to examine, among individuals treated in publicly funded community mental health clinics, perceived need for and attitudes toward medications for alcohol use disorder.

    May 20, 2021

    Elizabeth Bromley, Derjung M. Tarn, Michael McCreary, Brian Hurley, Allison J. Ober, Katherine E. Watkins

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    Brochure

    RAND Middle East Research

    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.

    May 19, 2021

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    Journal Article

    Exploring Chinese Military Thinking on Social Media Manipulation Against Taiwan

    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.

    May 19, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Jessica Drun

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    Journal Article

    Expanding the Scope for Statecraft in U.S. Russia Policy

    In the run-up to a summit between the United States and Russia, is it time to revisit core assumptions, and expand the scope for statecraft in U.S. Russia policy?

    May 18, 2021

    Samuel Charap

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    Journal Article

    Chinese Bomber Flights Around Taiwan: For What Purpose?

    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

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    Journal Article

    The Flag Lags but Follows: The PLA and China's Great Leap Outward

    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.

    May 18, 2021

    Andrew Scobell, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga

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    Journal Article

    Netizen Opinion and China's Foreign Policy: Interpreting Narratives About North Korea on Chinese Social Media

    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

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    Journal Article

    China Signals Resolve with Bomber Flights Over the South China Sea

    An unprecedented display of Chinese strategic systems over disputed territories in the South China Sea reflects China's efforts to signal its resolve following a diplomatic defeat.

    May 18, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Cristina L. Garafola, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Arthur Chan

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    Journal Article

    Dare to Face the "Strong Enemy 强敌": How Xi Jinping Has Made the PLA Talk About the United States

    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.

    May 18, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga

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    Analyzing a More Resilient National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Capability

    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

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    Journal Article

    Chinese Perceptions of and Responses to US Conventional Military Power

    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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    Journal Article

    Deciphering PLA Media Commentaries on North Korea: All Show or Real Talk?

    Does Chinese military commentary represent accurate and authoritative views on policy toward North Korea? Are there certain military officials or publications that we should watch closely?

    May 14, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga

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    Journal Article

    Through the Looking Glass: Chinese Open Source Assessments of North Korea's Ballistic Missile Capabilities

    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.

    May 14, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga, Scott W. Harold

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    Journal Article

    Where to Next? PLA Considerations for Overseas Base Site Selection

    There has been much speculation about where China's next overseas military base will be, but what does the Chinese military itself think about selecting the locations for its overseas military bases?

    May 14, 2021

    Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga