France

  • Malian refugees

    Commentary

    The French Intervention in Mali Is Necessary, but Risky

    No solution is likely to offer more than a short-term reprise if it is not accompanied by real progress toward resolving Mali's political crisis and strengthening the Malian state and Malian democracy, write Stephanie Pezard and Michael Shurkin.

    Jan 17, 2013

  • Malian troops stand guard outside Kati Barracks in Bamako, the headquarters of coup leader Amadou Sanogo

    Commentary

    France Needs More Than Force in Mali

    France should coordinate military action with efforts to engage with local factions to use as partners and proxies, write Stephanie Pezard and Michael Shurkin. This is, in effect, how France conquered and secured northern Mali in the first place a century ago.

    Jan 17, 2013

  • Report

    Report

    NATO Faces Growing Fiscal Austerity and Declining Defense Budgets

    Seven NATO countries are reducing the size of their armies, navies, and air forces. The capacity of these major European powers to project military power will be highly constrained.

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Can NATO Meet Defense Challenges in an Era of Austerity?

    This study analyzes the impact of planned defense budget cuts on the capabilities of seven key European members of NATO and suggests ways in which the Alliance can adapt to meet emerging security challenges.

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Evaluating disease management programmes: Learning from diverse approaches across Europe

    The DISMEVAL consortium examined approaches to chronic disease management and its evaluation in 13 countries across Europe. The project identified and validated evaluation methods that can be used in situations where randomisation is not possible.

    Oct 1, 2012

  • heartbeat monitor

    Commentary

    Americans Dying Twice as Fast as French from Treatable Conditions

    Despite high per-capita expenditures in the U.S., Americans under the age of 65 are less likely than their peers in France, Germany, or the United Kingdom to receive timely and appropriate health care, writes Ellen Nolte.

    Oct 1, 2012

  • ecg flatline

    Journal Article

    United States Lags Behind France, Germany, and the United Kingdom in Preventable Deaths

    Amenable mortality—deaths that should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care—were higher in the U.S. compared to France, Germany, and the U.K. between 1999 and 2007. Deaths from circulatory conditions like cerebrovascular disease and hypertension are the main reason amenable death rates remained high in the U.S.

    Aug 1, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Public and Nonprofit Funding for Research on Mental Disorders in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States

    Funding for research on mental disorders accounts for low proportions of research budgets compared with funding levels for research on other major health problems, whereas the expected return on investment is potentially high.

    Jul 1, 2012

  • Doctor holding inhaler mask for girl breathing

    Report

    Developing and Validating Disease Management Evaluation Methods for European Healthcare Systems

    As caring for chronic diseases is one of the greatest challenges facing health systems in the 21st century, there is a need to better understand what approaches work for whom and in what circumstances. The final reports of a collaborative research effort to identify and validate evaluation methods and performance measures for chronic disease management in Europe help to strengthen the evidence-base required to select efficient and effective interventions to address the growing burden of chronic disease.

    Apr 4, 2012

  • Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Australian Defense Minister David Johnson discuss Indo-Pacific security cooperation during a roundtable discussion with military leaders as part of the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN)

    Report

    What are lessons from U.S. Allies in Security Cooperation with Australia, France, and the U.K.?

    Like the U.S. Air Force, many U.S. allies work with partner countries on security matters, sometimes even with the same partners, but on a smaller scale. But how, where, and why do these allies engage the same countries? Numerous challenges exist within the security cooperation approaches of three U.S. allies: Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

    Oct 5, 2011

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Obama's Calculated Gamble on Libya Strategy

    Pushing the European allies, especially Britain and France, to take more responsibility in managing crises would reduce the costs and burdens on the United States while providing an incentive for the Europeans to take defense more seriously, writes F. Stephen Larrabee.

    Apr 4, 2011

  • News Release

    News Release

    Home Health Care Could Help Sustain Health Care Systems, but Requires Efforts by Stakeholders

    Home health care technology may provide one important solution to global concerns about how to sustain health care systems threatened by rising costs and manpower shortages, but such a change faces multiple obstacles to adoption.

    Dec 7, 2010

  • Report

    Report

    Home Health Care Could Help Sustain Health Care Systems, but Requires Efforts by Stakeholders

    Home health care technology may provide one important solution to global concerns about how to sustain health care systems threatened by rising costs and manpower shortages, but such a change faces multiple obstacles to adoption.

    Dec 7, 2010

  • Report

    Report

    Le concept de communication stratégique de l'OTAN et sa pertinence pour la France

    Study of NATO Strategic Communications and relevance for France. Looks at: definition, objectives, scope, terminology, command structure, resources. Concludes concept is relevant to France in crisis situations and offers ways to implement it.

    Nov 12, 2010

  • Report

    Is NATO's Policy on Strategic Communications Relevant to France?

    NATO developed a policy on Strategic Communications in 2009, in part because of its difficulty in gaining the support of the Afghan population. The policy seeks to coordinate all information and communication capabilities in order to enhance the coherence of NATO's words and deeds. At the request of the Concepts, Doctrine and Experimentation Centre of the French Ministry of Defence, RAND Europe reviewed the policy and its relevance for France.

    Nov 12, 2010

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Budget Cuts Are Cracking the West's Defenses

    Washington would be wise to work closely with Britain and France to ensure that their budget cuts do not threaten how the allies will, together, address common threats and security challenges, write F. Stephen Larrabee and Peter A. Wilson.

    Aug 17, 2010

  • physicians with critical care patient

    Report

    International Review of Approaches to Funding Intensive Care

    A review of international approaches for funding intensive care shows there is no obvious example of "best practice" or dominant approach used by a majority of hospital systems. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages, particularly in relation to the financial risk involved in providing intensive care.

    Mar 5, 2010

  • Report

    Report

    Health and Medical Research in France: Observatory on Health Research Systems

    This documented briefing provides an overview of the health and medical research system in France. The report is supported by the Department of Health (England).

    Dec 23, 2009

  • Report

    Report

    Preparing and Training for the Full Spectrum of Military Challenges

    The U.S. military training system is the envy of many countries around the world, but the militaries of China, France, the UK, India, and Israel can help the U.S. identify different approaches to readiness, adaptability, and operational issues.

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    France's Creeping Reintegration

    At the upcoming NATO summit, French President Sarkozy is expected to formally announce France's return to NATO's integrated military command, which, if confirmed, will remove an important irritant in U.S.-French relations and open up new possibilities for strengthening U.S.-European cooperation more broadly, writes Stephen Larrabee.

    Mar 24, 2009

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