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Case Studies of Existing Human Tissue Repositories: "Best Practices" for a Biospecimen Resource for the Genomic and Proteomic Era

by Elisa Eiseman, Gabrielle Bloom & Jennifer Brower

Case studies of twelve existing human biospecimen repositories performed to evaluate their utility for genomics- and proteomics-based cancer research and to identify "best practices" in collection, processing,...


Asbestos Litigation

by Stephen J. Carroll, Deborah R. Hensler & Jennifer Gross

Asbestos litigation is the longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history. Through 2002, approximately 730,000 individuals have brought claims against some 8,400 business entities, and defendants and insurers...


Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement? A Conference Report

by James Dobbins, Sarah Harting & Dalia Dassa Kaye

On March 21, 2007, the RAND Corporation held a public conference on Capitol Hill, "Coping with Iran: Confrontation, Containment, or Engagement?" Participants sought to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various...


Out of the Ordinary: Finding Hidden Threats by Analyzing Unusual Behavior

by John Hollywood, Diane Snyder & Kenneth N. McKay

Presents a unique approach to selecting and assembling disparate pieces of information to produce a general understanding of a threat. The Atypical Signal Analysis and Processing schema identifies atypical behavior...


Focus on the Wonder Years: Challenges Facing the American Middle School

by Jaana Juvonen, Vi-Nhuan Le & Tessa Kaganoff

Young teens undergo multiple changes that seem to set them apart from other students. But do middle schools actually meet their special needs? The authors describe some of the challenges and offer ways to tackle...


The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State

by Doug Suisman, Steven Simon & Glenn Robinson

An examination of options for strengthening the housing and transportation infrastructure of a potential future independent Palestinian state in the context of a large and rapidly growing Palestinian population....


Dissuading Terror: Strategic Influence and the Struggle Against Terrorism

by Kim Cragin & Scott Gerwehr

U.S. government decisionmakers face a number of challenges as they attempt to form policies that aim to dissuade terrorists from attacking the United States, divert youths from joining terrorist groups, and...


RAND and the Information Evolution: A History in Essays and Vignettes

by Willis H. Ware, Peter Chalk & Richard Warnes

This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical...


Aid During Conflict: Interaction Between Military and Civilian Assistance Providers in Afghanistan, September 2001-June 2002

by Olga Oliker, Richard Kauzlarich & James Dobbins

Description and evaluation of relief, reconstruction, humanitarian, and humanitarian-type aid efforts in Afghanistan during the most intense phase of military operations, from September 2001 to June 2002. The...


Protecting Emergency Responders: Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks

by Brian A. Jackson, D. J. Peterson & James T. Bartis

In December 2001, a conference held in New York City brought together individuals with firsthand knowledge of emergency responses to terrorist attacks to discuss ways to improve the health and safety of emergency...


How Much Is Enough?: Shaping the Defense Program, 1961-1969

by Alain C. Enthoven & K. Wayne Smith

Originally published in 1971, and now published with a new foreword, this is a book of enduring value and lasting relevance. The authors detail the application, history, and controversies surrounding the Planning,...


Confronting the "Enemy Within": Security Intelligence, the Police, and Counterterrorism in Four Democracies

by Peter Chalk, William Rosenau & Martin Wachs

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...


Challenges and Potential of a Collaborative Approach to Education Reform

by Susan J. Bodilly, JoAn Chun & Gina Schuyler Ikemoto

The Ford Foundation developed the Collaborating for Education Reform Initiative, providing grants to collaboratives in urban settings to improve the quality of teaching. Eight sites signed on, and the RAND Corporation...


The Future of Genetically Modified Crops: Lessons from the Green Revolution

by Felicia Wu & William Butz

The world is now on the cusp of a new agricultural revolution, the so-called Gene Revolution, in which genetically modified (GM) crops are tailored to address chronic agricultural problems in certain regions...


Steeling the Mind: Combat Stress Reactions and Their Implications for Urban Warfare

by Todd C. Helmus & Russell W. Glenn

Combat stress casualties are not necessarily higher in city operations than operations on other types of terrain. Commanders and NCOs need to have the skills to treat and prevent stress casualties and understand...


The Radicalization of Diasporas and Terrorism: A Joint Conference by the RAND Corporation and the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

by Bruce Hoffman, William Rosenau & Andrew J. Curiel

Certain Diaspora communities, frustrated by a perceived war against the Muslim world, have turned against their adopted homelands, targeting the government and its people by supporting terrorist attacks against...


Urban Battle Fields of South Asia: Lessons Learned from Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan

by C. Christine Fair

Military operations in urban areas are among the most complex challenges confronting the U.S. Army. Compared to a number of other nations, the Army has relatively less experience operating in this environment....