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Small and medium-sized enterprises are responsible for more than 97% of total employment in #Indonesia. Policies focused on the importance of credit and the need to remove information barriers may help support the growth of these enterprises.
Investigates constraints small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face and how existing programs do -- or do not -- help reduce these constraints, and includes recommendations on the importance of credit and on the need to remove information barriers.
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"El Chapo's great escape is a potent reminder that illicit tunnels aren't some relic from a Victorian-era bank robbery."
Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel and similar criminal organizations have long used tunnels to literally undermine security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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#ISIS can carry out propaganda campaigns over social media with astonishing speed, using an army of anonymous users spread across the globe. According to Morten Bay and Isaac Porche, social media is a battleground that demands the West's full attention.
While the U.S. Cyber Command is preparing the nation's defenses for the coming ramp-up in cyberwarfare-like attacks, the messages spread instantly by hordes of attackers through social media may not be receiving the attention they deserve.
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What are America's international ambitions? What level of international engagement are Americans prepared to support? How might the next president exercise leadership in a tumultuous world, and to what end? Is there a coherent national strategy for diplomacy and defense that aligns interests with the means to achieve them? A new RAND project explores these important questions. #RANDRethink
The RAND Strategic Rethink project explores important strategic questions facing the United States, producing a guide for policymakers, citizens, educators, and the media on the most critical global choices and challenges facing the country.
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According to RAND's Robert Brook, the health services research conducted over the last half-century can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to make health care systems safer, more efficient, more cost-effective, and more patient-centered.
This book provides a scientific and personal perspective on health services research over the last half-century. Its essays and commentaries suggest how that science base can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to improve health care systems.
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Even though most Americans know that too much junk food is unhealthy, 90% consume more than experts recommend. Why? Deborah Cohen explains. #NationalJunkFoodDay
Americans consumed far less junk when it wasn't so widespread. Consumption accelerated when marketers discovered they could stimulate 'impulse buys.'
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"For now, Rouhani will remain popular. He has found a key to the nuclear door. But one open door will likely lead to many other locked ones. Iranians, having waited patiently for a nuclear agreement and the sanctions relief it will bring, will undoubtedly need other keys."
Rouhani was elected president because he offered hope; he claimed that the nuclear agreement would be the key to unlock or solve Iran's problems. But it will take more than that to make Iran a better place to live. Can he achieve his people's dreams? Is he even willing?
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Mileage fees may be a better way to fund #transportation infrastructure than the gas tax, says RAND's Liisa Ecola. "Beyond providing a fair and more sustainable revenue source, mileage fees could also help to reduce traffic congestion, harmful emissions, and excessive road wear."
Using vehicle miles traveled as a means of distributing the cost of maintaining America's roads and bridges may not be the only answer, but it represents the kind of innovative thinking that is necessary at a time when this sector of the American transportation infrastructure is desperately in need of a fix.
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"The past few years have been a reminder that stability is not the natural state of the international environment and that peace is not self-perpetuating. However, the problems the U.S. faces today are not greater in scale than those it mastered in the past." #RANDRethink
Exploring the elements of a national strategy for U.S. foreign policy, the book examines critical global, regional, and other policy issues and decisions likely to confront the next president and senior U.S. officials in 2017 and beyond.
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Today's portents of global disaster and decline are often overstated, says Ambassador James Dobbins.
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Deterring Russia, channeling growing Chinese power, and working with others to dismantle the Islamic State are daunting challenges, but not greater than rebuilding post-World War II Europe, containing the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, and promoting democratic governance throughout much of the modern world.
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Reject the #IranDeal and renegotiate a more stringent one? That's not in the cards, say RAND's William Courtney and Alireza Nader: "At this late stage, the choice is the deal on the table or likely none."
A U.S. rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement would send the wrong message, not only to Iran but also to America's closest allies, and it would not serve American interests in the region.
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Regional rivalries and escalating competition among major powers are stoking incentives for #nuclear proliferation, according to Michael J. Mazarr. How the U.S. can lead development of an urgent approach to reducing these dangers.
Escalating competition among major powers is amplifying the role of nuclear weapons in defense policies, including more easily used — and thus especially dangerous — tactical nuclear forces. Before it becomes too late, the U.S. should design and lead a new campaign to control nuclear risk.
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