RAND Review: 9/11, Terrorism, Military Families

In This Issue (Volume 35, Number 2: Summer 2011)

RAND Review: Summer 2011

The Statue of Liberty can be seen at first light from Jersey City, New Jersey, as thick smoke darkens the lower Manhattan skyline on September 15, 2001.

Cover Story

Beyond the Shadow of 9/11

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 offers a chance to review America’s campaign against terrorism. In five excerpts from The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism, RAND authors address foreign policy and homeland security issues, recognizing the progress made in some areas but offering criticism where it is needed.


After Nearly a Decade of War, Servicemembers and Families Report Stress, Resilience

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have put America’s all-volunteer force to its most severe test since its inception in 1973. Explore this interactive infographic to learn more about how the troops and their families are faring.

Centerpiece Infographic

Window on the World

Arab World Needs Liberalization for Economic Growth

Yemeni Women

Political and social upheavals associated with the “Arab Spring” have rocked the Arab World since December 2010.

Online Exclusives

Interactive Graphic: Higher Coverage Rates, State Costs Seen Under U.S. Health Reform


As a result of U.S. health care reform legislation, the proportion of nonelderly people with health insurance will rise by 2020, but so will state government spending in many cases. View the comparisons of coverage and costs in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, and Texas with and without health care reform.

The Long Shadow of 9/11: Author Interviews


Interviews with a selection of RAND’s leading experts offer a distinctively farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11’s legacy. Their insights assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11.

A Conversation with John Deasy, the New Superintendent of LAUSD

Events @ RAND

On February 17, 2011, the RAND Corporation presented “A Conversation with John Deasy, the Next Superintendent of LAUSD” as part of its Distinguished Speaker series in Santa Monica, California.

Publisher's Page

James A. Thomson

Management of Change

“I am immensely proud to have headed RAND during this creative period.”

Message from the Editor

The Humility of Leadership

“A colleague and I were recently marveling over the leadership skills that have made it possible for the RAND Corporation to change so much with so little disruption over the past two decades.”