Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 3.4 MB Best for desktop computers.

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

ePub file 5.2 MB Best for mobile devices.

On desktop computers and some mobile devices, you may need to download an eBook reader to view ePub files. Calibre is an example of a free and open source e-book library management application.

The cover story discusses the promotion of tolerance and critical thinking in the Arab world through books and other media targeted toward children. Three features on defense in an age of austerity examine the difficult choices that the United States and its allies must make as they reduce defense budgets. A final feature looks at how several states and districts are adopting best practices for incorporating student performance data into teacher evaluations systems in a way that is accurate and fair. Two other stories highlight the National Science Foundation's role in promoting research in the United States and how RAND is helping several countries to foster technological innovation. A selection of quotes from RAND's postelection Politics Aside event is presented, and our "Public Square" section touches on several topics, such as Syria's civil war, using technology to safeguard embassies, the tempting nature of supermarket displays, the link between teenage employment and smoking, a novel approach to preventing drunk driving in South Dakota, and the performance of the U.S. health care system versus those of several European countries.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Corporate publication series. Corporate publications are program or department brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, and miscellaneous information about the RAND Corporation or RAND's business units. Some corporate publications are published in the AR series as Annual Reports or as Administrative Reports. Administrative Reports are often required by the client or sponsor and provide a status report on work resulting from a contract.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.