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  • Chinese Engagement in Africaby Larry Hanauer; Lyle J. Morris

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for influence,... more...

  • The Benefits of Positive Passenger Profiling on Baggage Screening Requirementsby Russell Shaver; Michael Kennedy

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Can positive passenger profiling lower the overall costs of airport security while minimizing the inconvenience to the flying public and retaining airport security at a high level? The authors calculate the cost of scanning as many bags as possible without abandoning the benefits of profiling. more...

  • Focus on the Wonder Yearsby Jaana Juvonen; Vi-Nhuan Le; Tessa Kaganoff; Catherine Augustine; Louay Constant

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    During the middle school years, young teens undergo multiple physical, socialemotional, and intellectual changes that shape who they are and how they function as adults. The schools young teens attend play a critical role in shaping these futures. Therefore, the state of the U.S. middle school is or should be of concern to all of us. more...

  • Confronting "the Enemy Within"by Peter Chalk; William Rosenau

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, critics have charged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while qualified to investigate terrorist incidents after the fact, is not well equipped enough to adequately gather and assess information to prevent attacks. More intrinsically, many believe that given a predominant and deeply rooted law... more...

  • The Counterterror Coalitionsby Nora Bensahel

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    The long-term success of the counterterror campaign will depend on concerted cooperation from European states, but a key question is the extent to which that cooperation should be pursued through European multilateral institutions. This study argues that the United States should pursue military and intelligence cooperation on a bilateral basis, and... more...

  • NATO's Eastern Agenda in a New Strategic Eraby F. Stephen Larrabee

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    NATO's Eastern agenda faces several challenges, including consolidating the democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe, ensuring the security of the Baltic states, developing a post-NATO-enlargement strategy for Ukraine, deepening the Russia-NATO partnership, and engaging the Caucasus and Central Asia. The author also considers NATO's broader... more...

  • Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups Abroadby David Ochmanak

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    Although military power is only one component of the portfolio of instruments that can be brought to bear in the fight against terrorist groups, military capabilities play unique and crucial roles in the overall strategy. These capabilities will call for a mix of forces somewhat different from those fielded today as well as new concepts and technologies.... more...

  • Arms Trafficking and Colombiaby Kim Cragin; Bruce Hoffman

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    Colombia has experienced significant political instability and violence over the past century due to a number of factors, including the proliferation of small-arms trafficking. The authors identify the sources and routes used by arms traffickers to acquire, buy, sell, receive, transfer, and ship weapons. They also examine the various groups and individuals... more...

  • Organizational Improvement and Accountabilityby Brian Stecher; Sheila Nataraj Kirby; Heather Barney; Marjorie Pearson; Marc Chow

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Examines five accountability models--two from the manufacturing sector; a performance incentive model used in the evaluation of job training programs for the poor; accountability in the legal sector; and accountability in health care as shown by clinical practice guidelines, use of statistical risk-adjustment methods, and the public reporting of health... more...

  • Hitting America's Soft Underbellyby Peter Chalk

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Over the past decade, the United States has endeavored to increase its ability to detect, prevent, and respond to terrorist threats and incidents. The agriculture sector and the food industry in general, however, have received comparatively little attention with respect to protection against terrorist incidents. This study aims to expand the current... more...