Refugees

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  • A man texts on his mobile phone while waiting in line at dawn to register at Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, photo by Internews Europe/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Essay

    The Right Technology Can Help Refugees Stay Connected

    Mar 11, 2020

    Nearly 71 million people globally are displaced by conflict and persecution. There have been some real advances in technology to help them, but innovations have often been fragmented, without a larger vision. A more strategic approach to technology could better serve their needs.

  • A Syrian refugee man works at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey, May 16, 2016, photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters

    Commentary

    Economic Burden or Opportunity? How Syrian Refugees Can Contribute to Local Economies

    Mar 25, 2019

    The influx of refugees escaping the war in Syria has placed an enormous economic burden on the countries that host them. Despite the challenges, host countries have an opportunity to capitalize on the presence of refugees to grow their own economies for the mutual benefit of all.

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  • Syria's President Bashar al-Assad welcomes Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Damascus January 15, 2014

    Research Brief

    The Conflict in Syria: Regional Spillover Effects

    The literature on armed conflict shows that external military support, large numbers of refugees, and the fragility of neighboring states contribute to the spread of violence from civil war and insurgency.

    Aug 27, 2014

  • Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters in Baghdad

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    Spillover from the Conflict in Syria

    External military support, large numbers of refugees, and the fragility of neighboring states are factors that contribute directly to the spread of violence from civil war and insurgency in Syria. How do these factors affect Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan, and how can a spillover of violence be prevented?

    Aug 27, 2014

  • A man sits atop a lamp post waving pictures of Bashar Al Assad

    Report

    The Dynamics of Syria's Civil War

    As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, uncertainty persists regarding the circumstances on the ground, potential outcomes, and long-term consequences.

    Jan 17, 2014

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    Journal Article

    The Unusually Poor Physical Health Status of Cambodian Refugees Two Decades After Resettlement

    In interviews conducted for this study, Cambodian refugees reported exceedingly poor health when compared to the general population of Asian immigrants.

    Sep 29, 2010

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    Journal Article

    Prevalence and Correlates of Lifetime Disordered Gambling in Cambodian Refugees Residing in Long Beach, CA

    Uses a subset of a sample representative of the largest Cambodian refugee community in the US to examine prevalence and correlates of disordered gambling among Cambodian refugees.

    Jan 1, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Iraqi Refugee Challenge

    Better relations with [Iraqi refugee children] and the rest of the Arab world's "youth bulge" should be a high priority for American foreign policy and assistance, writes Kristin Cordell.

    Jun 28, 2007

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    Journal Article

    Problem Drinking Among Cambodian Refugees in the United States: How Big of a Problem Is It?

    The present study assesses current drinking behavior in a representative sample of Cambodian refugees.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • News Release

    News Release

    Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems, RAND Study Says

    October 11, 2006 News Release: Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems, RAND Study Says.

    Oct 11, 2006

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    Journal Article

    Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems

    In a survey of Cambodian refugees in California, nearly 70 percent of those with mental health disorders sought medical help for emotional or psychological problems in the previous year, contradicting the common belief that Asians are less likely to seek mental health services.

    Jan 1, 2006

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Cambodian Refugees Suffer High Rates of Psychiatric Illness

    Nearly two-thirds of the adults studied in the largest Cambodian refugee community in the U.S. suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and more than half had major depression two decades after escaping widespread violence by fleeing to the U.S.

    Jan 1, 2005

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    The New Face of Insurgency

    What are the external sources of support for insurgencies today? What motivates the different sources of support? How do different sources of support contribute to insurgent movements?

    Jan 1, 2002

  • Report

    Report

    Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements

    Outside supporters, including state and non-state sponsors, of insurgent movements offer various forms of assistance to insurgents based on a wide range of motivations.

    Nov 20, 2001

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    Report

    Temporary Villages for Refugees: Costs, Problems and Opportunities

    An analysis of the costs and planning and operating requirements for establishing temporary villages for South Vietnamese refugees while their home villages are being secured for GVN control.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Annie Brothers

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in data science, Northwestern University; B.A. in Russian and political science, Grinnell College

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    Jacqueline Gardner Burns

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education Master of Public Policy in international policy and development, Georgetown University; Bachelor of Arts in political science, Augsburg College

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    Shelly Culbertson

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.A. in public policy and international development, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; B.Phil. in political science and philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; B.S. in mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

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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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    Katya Migacheva

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, University of Massachusetts

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    Barbara Sude

    Adjunct Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies, Princeton University; B.S. in Arabic studies, Georgetown University