Profile cover photo
Profile photo
RAND Corporation
1,440 followers -
A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis
A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis

1,440 followers
About
RAND Corporation's posts

Post has attachment
Taxpayer dollars have been used inefficiently for decades to maintain military bases that should have been closed, says RAND's Christopher Schnaubelt. That's because rounds of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) can be a political liability. But there might be ways to sway impacted communities.

Post has attachment
Al Qaeda in Syria is rebranding. This is likely just an attempt to buy time and live to fight another day, says RAND's Colin Clarke. And what's important to remember is that the group, by any name, is a dangerous and capable outfit that can conduct attacks in the West.

Post has attachment
Today marks 60 years since the Treaty of Rome, which led to the creation of the European Union. Today, the prospect of greater European integration hangs in the balance. But research suggests that there are many social and economic benefits to closer ties across the continent. RAND's Stijn Hoorens explains. #EU60

Post has attachment
The prospects for peaceful unification between China and Taiwan continue to dim. Only 10 percent of Taiwan's population supports unification, and nothing Beijing has done to woo or coerce Taiwan has worked. Would China invade Taiwan to force unification? According to RAND's Timothy Heath, this approach carries great risk.

Post has attachment
Russia's use of subversive actions, such as information and cyber operations, threatens U.S. interests in Europe. Addressing this hybrid threat will take time and effort, says RAND's Christopher Chivvis. And any U.S. response must be developed alongside efforts to bolster conventional deterrence.

Post has attachment
How might #Brexit impact defense and security in Europe and beyond? This new paper offers perspectives from France, Germany, and the United States. 

Post has attachment
A war between the United States and #China seems far-fetched. But as the potential for crisis grows in the South China Sea, complacency would be a mistake, says RAND's David Gompert. Here are some steps U.S. leaders could take to reduce the danger of a devastating conflict.

Post has attachment
Scarcity of water, food, and energy endangers the lives of millions. So we created a tool that could help make aid initiatives more effective. #WorldWaterDay

Post has attachment
Coast guards — not navies — are increasingly the preferred tool for Asian-Pacific nations to assert themselves in disputed seas. This may seem like a safer way to patrol these contested waters. But the way that coast guards are being used as "blunt instruments" is actually cause for concern, says RAND's Lyle Morris.

Post has attachment
When one conflict ends, the foreign fighters involved often join another. With an estimated 30,000 such militants in Iraq and Syria today, experts say the problem is likely to get worse. How should the international community respond?
Wait while more posts are being loaded