• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the United Nations Headquarters after the P5+1 member nations concluded a nuclear deal with Iran in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24, 2013.


    A First Step in Geneva

    The Geneva agreement is only a first step toward a comprehensive deal but it is an important achievement. Iran's ability to move toward a nuclear weapons breakout capability has been halted in return for limited sanctions relief.

    Nov 25, 2013

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    The Geneva Blame Game

    Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany) came tantalizingly close to reaching a nuclear deal this past weekend in Geneva, but the talks ended without an agreement. Although both Iran and the United States expressed optimism that much was achieved, a blame game between the different players soon ensued.

    Nov 15, 2013

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    A Not-So-Special Relationship?

    While the House of Commons vote against Britain's participation in a military strike against Syria was largely attributable to short-term miscalculations on Cameron's part, it also reflects important long-term trends that could complicate U.S.-British ties and weaken the traditionally strong bonds between the two countries.

    Sep 11, 2013

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    International Price Comparison for Pharmaceuticals

    The international impact of pharmaceutical pricing changes in the United Kingdom is likely to be minimal or indirect. This is due largely to the diverse ways that various other countries implement international price comparisons.

    Jun 4, 2013

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    Setting Priorities in the Age of Austerity: British, French, and German Experiences

    Examines the British, French, and German armies' approaches to accommodating significant budget cuts while attempting to sustain their commitment to full spectrum operations.

    May 6, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Reported Barriers to Evaluation in Chronic Care: Experiences in Six European Countries

    This paper discusses challenges to evaluation of chronic disease management as reported by experts in six European countries.

    May 1, 2013

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    When Armies Divide: Securing Nuclear Arsenals During Internal Upheavals

    With an army divided, any type of foreign intervention would be complex and fraught with extraordinary risk—success would be a long shot. But the loss of a nuclear weapon or fissile material would change the world.

    Apr 12, 2013

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    A New Book from Brian Michael Jenkins: When Armies Divide

    In 1961, four French generals launched a coup against the government of President Charles de Gaulle and conceivably might have ended up with a nuclear device. In When Armies Divide, RAND's Brian Michael Jenkins uses this unusual chapter in history to discuss what can happen when nuclear states are threatened by revolts, coups, and civil wars.

    Apr 11, 2013

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    Commercial Book

    When Armies Divide: The Security of Nuclear Arsenals During Revolts, Coups, and Civil Wars

    This book examines the security of nuclear arsenals during revolts, coups, and civil wars.

    Apr 11, 2013

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    Foreign Intervention in Mali Is Libya in Reverse

    France is in Mali not just to prop up a failing state in French Africa, but because Mali was becoming a magnet for jihadis from around the world and Paris rightly feared the country could become the next Afghanistan—only much closer to Europe, writes Christopher Chivvis.

    Jan 25, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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)


    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

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