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Border and port security agencies are charged with keeping their nations safe from terrorists and illegal, smuggled goods. RAND researchers examine border and port security challenges and immigration issues, and also advises U.S. Customs and Border Security on ways to best allocate its limited resources.

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    Boundary Concepts and Practices in Southeast Asia

    Borders in Southeast Asia are largely insecure boundaries that were established by colonial administrations to stabilized spheres of influence or mark internal administrative divisions.

    Dec 31, 1968

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    Revolution in Laos: The North Vietnamese and the Pathet Lao

    An analysis of the role of Vietnamese Communists in the Lao Communist (Pathet Lao) insurgency.

    Dec 31, 1968

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    The Border Control Problem in South Vietnam

    A study of the border control problem in South Vietnam describing its nature, magnitude, and difficulties, and analyzing solutions in terms of cost-effectiveness.

    Dec 31, 1963

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    Christopher Scott Adams

    Policy Analyst
    Education MPP, Georgetown University; BA in biology/government, Bowdoin College

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    Ryan Consaul

    Senior International/Defense Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in national security studies, University of Kentucky

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    Kate Cox

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.A. in conflict, security and development, King's College London; B.A. in history, University of Cambridge

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    Aaron C. Davenport

    Senior Policy Researcher, International/Defense/Homeland Security/Safety & Health
    Education M.S. in environmental sciences, occupational health, industrial hygiene, minor - hazardous materials, University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

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    Douglas C. Ligor

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; B.S. in economics, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    David Luckey

    Professor of Policy Analysis; Senior International and Defense Researcher
    Education M.B.A., University of Maryland; M.S. in air and space strategic studies, University of Maryland; M.A. in national security affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; B.A. in American studies/military history, Purdue University

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    Ian Mitch

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Wake Forest University

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    Thao (Liz) Nguyen

    Physical Scientist
    Education B.S. in chemistry, Lafayette College; Ph. D. in chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Blas Nunez-Neto

    Associate Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC); Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.G.A. in government administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in political science and English, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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    Angela Putney

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in astronomy, California Institute of Technology; S.B. in physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    K. Jack Riley

    Vice President, RAND National Security Research Division; Director, RAND National Defense Research Institute
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and Russian, University of Michigan

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    Scott Savitz

    Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in chemical engineering, Yale University; M.S. in chemical engineering, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. in chemical engineering, University of Pennsylvania

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    Sarah Soliman

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; B.S. in computer engineering, West Virginia University; B.S. in biometric systems, West Virginia University

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    Henry H. Willis

    Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.A. in environmental engineering and science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in chemistry and environmental sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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