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Brain Korea 21 Phase II

by Steven W. Popper Somi Seong David K. Evans Charles A. Goldman

The Brain Korea 21 Program (BK21), which seeks to make Korean research universities globally competitive and to produce more high-quality researchers in Korea, provides funding to graduate students and professors who belong to research groups at top universities. The authors develop quantitative and qualitative models to evaluate how well BK21 is fulfilling its goals and make suggestions for further stimulating Korean university research.

Civil Democratic Islam

by Cheryl Benard Andrew Riddile Steven W. Popper Peter A. Wilson

In the face of Islam's own internal struggles, it is not easy to see who we should support and how. This report provides detailed descriptions of subgroups, their stands on various issues, and what those stands may mean for the West. Since the outcomes can matter greatly to international community, that community might wish to influence them by providing support to appropriate actors. The author recommends a mixed approach of providing specific types of support to those who can influence the outcomes in desirable ways.

Effective Policing for 21st-Century Israel

by Robert C. Davis K. Jack Riley Claude Berrebi Steven W. Popper Andrew R. Morral Jessica Saunders Kristin J. Leuschner Shira Efron Boaz Segalovitz

Israel has changed dramatically in the past two decades. The Israel Police is transforming itself to meet the needs of modern Israel. The Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Finance, and the Israel Police asked RAND to conduct a study to address issues of public perceptions and trust in the police, benchmarking the police against other police organizations, performance measurement, and deterrence and crime prevention.

Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future

by Thomas Light Claude Berrebi James Griffin Steven W. Popper Endy Y. Min

This book discusses the opportunities and risks the government of Israel faces in shifting to a greater reliance on domestic and imported natural gas. By applying newly developed methods for strategic planning and decisionmaking under deep uncertainty, the analysis seeks to help the Israeli government engage in managed change by choosing robust strategies that minimize potential consequences of relying more heavily on natural gas.

Reorganizing U.S. Domestic Intelligence

by Gregory F. Treverton Steven W. Popper Gerald P. Frost Steven C. Bankes

One of the questions in the fight against terrorism is whether the United States needs a counterterrorism domestic intelligence agency separate from law enforcement. Drawing on an analysis of current counterterrorism efforts, an examination the domestic intelligence agencies in six other democracies, and interviews with intelligence and law enforcement experts, this volume lays out the relevant considerations for creating such an agency.

The Strategic Perspective and Long-Term Socioeconomic Strategies for Israel

by Claude Berrebi Steven W. Popper Howard J. Shatz Shira Efron Shmuel Abramzon

RAND researchers supported a high-level Israeli government team tasked with improving long-term socioeconomic strategy for the state. This report highlights selected inputs made to the government team to summarize the essential mechanics and roles for bringing a strategic perspective to policy consideration. To show how one can use a strategic perspective in an analysis of policy choices, the report uses the example of an aging population.

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