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Building a More Resilient Haitian State

by James Dobbins Keith Crane Christopher S. Chivvis Laurel E. Miller Charles P. Ries

Hope for a prosperous and peaceful future for Haiti lies in building a more effective, resilient state. This report identifies the main challenges to more capable governance, evaluates existing plans for improving the delivery of public services, and proposes a realistic set of critical actions. The proposed state-building priorities merit the greatest degree of Haiti's andinternational donors' policy attention and financial commitment.

Choosing a New Organization for Management and Disposition of Commercial and Defense High-Level Radioactive Materials

by Lynn E. Davis Michael D. Greenberg Tom Latourrette Laurel E. Miller Noreen Clancy Debra Knopman Paul Steinberg Bruce R. Nardulli Abby Doll Zhimin Mao

Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume describes the steps needed to design a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials and examines three models for such an organization--federal government corporation, federally chartered private corporation, and independent government agency.

Democratization in the Arab World: Prospects and Lessons from Around the Globe

by Angel Rabasa Jeffrey Martini F. Stephen Larrabee Laurel E. Miller Tewodaj Mengistu Julie E. Taylor Stephanie Pezard

Daunting challenges lie ahead for Arab countries where revolutions have upended longstanding authoritarian regimes. This monograph aims to help policymakers understand the challenges ahead, form well-founded expectations, shape diplomatic approaches, and take practical steps to foster positive change.

Overcoming Obstacles To Peace: Local Factors In Nation-building

by James Dobbins Keith Crane Christopher S. Chivvis Laurel E. Miller Tewodaj Mengistu Julie E. Taylor Stephanie Pezard Calin Trenkov-Wermuth

Following on a series of RAND Corporation studies of nation-building, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace.

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