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Works: 18,004 works in 33,624 publications in 3 languages and 1,078,078 library holdings
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Countering the new terrorism by Ian O Lesser( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
The contours of terrorism are changing, and the new terrorism has more diverse sources, motivations, and tactics than the old. It is more lethal, global in reach, and characterized by network forms of organization. Terrorist sponsorship is becoming hazier and "privatized." The August 1998 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fit in many ways the new mold. The chapters in this book trace the evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, look ahead to where terrorism is going, and assess how it might be contained. Terrorism and counterterrorism are placed in strategic perspective, including how terrorism might be applied as an asymmetric strategy by less-capable adversaries. The report builds on a existing body of RAND research on terrorism and political violence, and makes extensive use of the RAND-St. Andrews Chronology of International Terrorism
Annual report by Rand Corporation( serial )
in English and Undetermined and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) addresses a wide variety of issues at the top of the national and international security policy agenda
Strategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfare by Zalmay Khalilzad( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Advances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning
The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world by Kim Cragin( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation's policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. In addition, the struggle against terrorism likely will be in constant competition with other U.S. international policy issues that come to the fore. As part of the RAND Corporation's yearlong "Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism" project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess, analyze, and prioritize the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The authors also look at how different terrorist groups adapt and change over time, emphasizing that understanding these changes may help policymakers identify terrorists' greatest vulnerabilities. Of course, the very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fresh foundation of threat analysis on which future counterterrorism strategy maybuild
Chinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics by Mark Burles( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
This report examines the foundation of China's policies toward Russia and the five republics of Central Asia, identifies the combination of issues and environmental conditions likely to shape the policies' evolution, and assesses their potential impact on regional or global U.S. interests. After discussing why China has improved its relations with these countries, the report describes the goals of Chinese policies toward them. The report next examines the prospects for Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asian relations, and how the development of these relations might affect U.S. interests
Political violence and stability in the states of the Northern Persian Gulf by Daniel Byman( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime politicization, potential triggers of violence, and the influence of foreign powers. The report then describes the strategies that regimes in the area have used to interfere with political organization and to counter violence in general. The report concludes by noting implications of political violence for both the United States and its allies in the Gulf, and by assessing the impact of various measures that could reduce violence: enacting political and economic reforms in the Gulf; changing the U.S. presence in the region through new basing and operational approaches; increasing a European role in Gulf security; coercing foreign powers that contribute to violence; strengthening the U.S.-Gulf partnership; and improving military-to-military ties
Protecting emergency responders : lessons learned from terrorist attacks by Brian A Jackson( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
This report presents a summary of a December 2001 working conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Attending were emergency workers who responded to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the anthrax incidents that occurred during autumn 2001. The report addresses the equipment, training and information required to protect emergency responders as they meet the challenge of protecting their communities
Air power as a coercive instrument by Daniel Byman( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behavior--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. Three factors increase the likelihood of successful coercion: (1) the coercer's ability to raise the costs it imposes while denying the adversary the chance to respond (escalation dominance); (2) an ability to block an adversary's military strategy for victory; and (3) an ability to magnify third-party threats, such as internal instability or the danger posed by another enemy. Domestic political concerns (such as casualty sensitivity) and coalition dynamics often constrain coercive operations and impair the achievement of these conditions. Air power can deliver potent and credible threats that foster the above factors while neutralizing adversary countercoercive moves. When the favorable factors are absent, however, air power--or any other military instrument--will probably fail to coerce. Policymakers' use of coercive air power under inauspicious conditions diminishes the chances of using it elsewhere when the prospects of success would be greater
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
This report presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of the American Electronics Association and a consortium of high-tech industries. Based on a nine-month survey of 95 firms, representing approximately 40 percent of the sales volume for the computer, semiconductor, hard disk drive, and cellular telephone industries, the authors estimate that direct costs of hardware theft are almost $250 million. Indirect costs (such as lost sales and expensive theft-reduction strategies) and industry losses could push total losses past $5 billion. Industry and consumers share the price of high-tech losses, but firms do not always have the economic incentive to invest in appropriate security measures. Since 1996, hardware theft has declined significantly, and recent security measures adopted by individual firms appear to be very cost-effective. The authors recommend more such investments and suggest that the largest payoff will come from anticipating what products are most vulnerable and devising targeted procedures to protect them. In addition, they recommend strengthening collaborative industry-law enforcement efforts to help track the threat, anticipate targets, and identify and disable stolen property
Case studies of existing human tissue repositories : "best practices" for a biospecimen resource for the genomic and proteomic era ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
The National Biospecimen Network (NBN) Design Team, part of the Tissue Access Working Group convened by the National Dialogue on Cancer, is drafting a blueprint for a high-quality biospecimen network of biological sample banks. To assist in this effort, RAND has conducted case studies of twelve existing human tissue repositories to evaluate their utility for genomics- and proteomics-based cancer research and to identify "best practices" necessary for establishing a national tissue resource and data bank to optimize and accelerate genomics- and proteomics-based research. This monograph presents the findings for each repository evaluated. It addresses biospecimen collection, processing, annotation, storage, and distribution; bioinformatics; consumer and user needs; business plans and operations; privacy, ethical concerns, and consent issues; intellectual property rights and legal issues; and public relations, marketing, and education. All of the repositories evaluated exhibit some of the characteristics that would be useful for an NBN, but some incorporate more of the requirements than others do. Whether the Design Team decides to build a new repository or use existing institutions to create a national network, information gained from existing repositories provides important insights
The Rand Corporation : the first fifteen years by Rand Corporation( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Rand 25th anniversary volume by Rand Corporation( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Index of selected publications of the Rand Corporation by Rand Corporation( serial )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Toxic warfare by Theodore William Karasik( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Since the 1990s there has been an increase in the use of toxic weapons; for example, inexpensive and easily acquired chemicals and industrial waste. This work examines the implications of toxic weapon use for military planning and concludes that such weapons merit further analysis
Welfare reform in California ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Making research useful to policymakers by Barbara R Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"This paper was the basis for the keynote address at the September 1987 annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Statistics Association (CJSA) in San Francisco. The leadership of CJSA thought members might benefit from learning how RAND tries to make its research useful to policymakers. Beginning with a description of how RAND is organized and how it works, the paper continues with a discussion of how RAND decides on the work it will undertake and bring its research results to bear on, influence, and inform public policy. The paper concludes with specific examples of long-term policy issues that the Criminal Justice program within RAND has examined in the 1980s, and new directions for study in the 1990s."--Rand report
The first fifteen years by Rand Corporation( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Rand Corporation; case study of a nonprofit advisory corporation by Bruce L. R Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Based on the author's thesis, Harvard. Bibliographical footnotes
A house divided : polarization and its effect on RAND by James A Thomson( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The American political climate has become increasingly polarized since the 1970s. Analysis by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal shows that voting patterns within Congress have become increasingly divided along party lines, with fewer and fewer moderates. A major cause of polarization appears to be the geographic sorting of voters: Communities and regions of the country have become more politically and ideologically homogeneous, resulting in constituencies in congressional districts and in states that are more strongly conservative or liberal. Whatever its causes, the effects of increased polarization on political discourse and policymaking are clear: There is less room for deliberation between the two parties, and public policy decisionmaking is increasingly driven more by ideology than by objective analysis of which policies, programs, practices, and processes will produce the desired outcomes at the lowest cost. The mission of the RAND Corporation is to provide just this sort of objective analysis, and today's heated political environment presents a serious challenge to this mission. To help make sure that RAND's objective, nonpartisan research influences the policy debate, RAND must work to identify potentially controversial findings and take steps to ensure that they are not misinterpreted or distorted
Quantifying the battlefield : Rand research at the National Training Center : a documented briefing by Martin Goldsmith( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This report discusses RAND's research approach at the National Training Center (NTC), describes some of the representative studies completed over the past eight years, and illustrates how the Army uses the results. The research process identifies discrepancies among training, doctrine, and practice; constructs hypotheses about causes; and then supports or refutes them by examining data in standard data bases or gathered from focused field collection efforts. One of the two studies addressed in detail in the report estimated the frequency of ground-to-ground fratricide (1 to 3 percent of Blue Force kills) and concluded that improved command and control could prevent most fratricides. Another study focused on tactical reconnaissance and found that although a clear correlation exists between success in battle and reconnaissance, essential reconnaissance tasks were accomplished in only half the battles, and Blue Force scouts were frequently engaged by the enemy. The document also shows how such studies have contributed to Army decisions affecting doctrine, training, and equipment
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