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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.
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
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
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.
The Chinese military is positioning itself as one of the leading actors for hostile Chinese influence operations on social media. The PLA uses social media for covert hostile political interference operations targeting foreign countries.
As information becomes ever more central for Chinese warfighting, the People's Liberation Army is developing a new concept for psychological warfare in the information era called "cognitive domain operations."
Chinese commentary on Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio's official visit to Beijing in mid-2016 highlighted the sensitivity and difficulty of mending the relationship between Asia's two most powerful countries.
96% of the veterinary profession agrees that Quality Improvement (QI) improves veterinary care. A lack of time, know-how and organisational support were among the barriers preventing its adoption in practice.
This tutorial demonstrates the use of the Toolkit for Weighting and Analysis of Nonequivalent Groups Shiny application for time-varying treatments -- for cases when the time-varying treatment or exposure is binary -- using an illustrative example.
May 14, 2021
Beth Ann Griffin, Ricardo Sanchez, Christopher E. Maerzluft, Matthew Cefalu, Lane F. Burgette, Daniel F. McCaffrey
Online dispute resolution provides a forum for the resolution of court matters that was especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of experts identified strategies to improve access to justice using these platforms.
May 14, 2021
Amanda R. Witwer, Lynn Langton, Duren Banks, Dulani Woods, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Brian A. Jackson
This guide provides prevention teams and leaders with an overview of a healthy relationship approach to sexual assault prevention, why it could be an effective tool, and strategies for implementing a program as part of their prevention portfolio.
May 13, 2021
Coreen Farris, Melissa Marie Labriola, Sierra Smucker, Thomas E. Trail, Samuel Peterson, Brandon Crosby, Terry L. Schell
The model introduced in this report is intended to enhance the predictive capabilities available to cyber defenders while also augmenting resilience by improving preventions and detections of cyber threats.
May 11, 2021
Bilyana Lilly, Adam S. Moore, Quentin E. Hodgson, Daniel Weishoff
These conference proceedings from an event organized by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice summarize key points made during a discussion among stakeholders in the legal community about mental health and well-being.
Trends in military medical discharges and disability ratings can help the U.S. Department of Defense set goals for diagnosing, treating, and evaluating service members with posttraumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
May 10, 2021
Heather Krull, Carrie M. Farmer, Molly M. Simmons, Stephanie Rennane, Samantha Cherney, Philip Armour, Evan Goldstein, Teague Ruder
This brief describes the model of the Weinberg Center (the nation's first elder-specific shelter), examines some client outcomes, and begins to quantify the model's costs and benefits for older adults experiencing abuse or mistreatment.
May 10, 2021
Sierra Smucker, Esther M. Friedman, Meagan Cahill, Jirka Taylor, John Daly, Regina A. Shih
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