作者: Alan J. Vick, Adam Grissom, William Rosenau, Beth
出版社: RAND
关键词: usaf, advisory, assistance, missions, importance, strategic, power, new, counterinsurgency, era, air
页数: 100
出版时间: 2006
ISBN-10: 0833039636
ISBN-13: 9780833039637

Often treated by Americans as an exceptional form of warfare, insurgency is anything but. Spanning the globe, centuries, and societies, insurgency is quite common. Given the threat insurgency presents to U.S. interests and allies around the world, the importance of counterinsurgency is no surprise. However, history has shown that insurgencies are rarely defeated by outside powers. Rather, the best role for outsiders is an indirect one: training, advising, and equipping the local nation, which must win the war politically and militarily. And while counterinsurgency might seem to be a task most
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作者: Lynn A. Karoly James H. Bigelow
出版社: RAND
关键词: california, executive, summary, education, preschool, investing, universal, economics
页数: 100
出版时间: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037951
ISBN-13: 9780833037954

There is increased interest in California and other states in providing universal access to publicly funded high-quality preschool education for one or two years prior to kindergarten entry. In considering such a program, policymakers and the public focus on the potential benefits from a universal preschool program, as well as the estimated costs. This study aims to inform such deliberations by conducting an analysis of the economic returns from investing in preschool education in the state of California. The benefit-cost analysis undertaken in this study indicates that there can be positive r
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作者: Thomas Manacapilli Steven Buhrow
出版社: RAND
关键词: air, theater, ground, system, improving, career, liaison, officer, feasibility, field
页数: 100
出版时间: 2008
ISBN-10: 0833045121
ISBN-13: 9780833045126

Air liaison officers (ALOs) play an important interservice role as U.S. Air Force officers collocated with U.S. Army units, providing air-ground support and advising ground commanders on related issues. Under the current system, ALO duty is restricted to career aviators, and this approach seems to meet all the requirements of both services. However, there are compelling reasons for the Air Force to consider a dedicated ALO career field, including better proficiency and improved continuity from one ALO to the next, less time lost to training, increased ALO career longevity, and potentially impr
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作者: Richard Silberglitt, Philip S. Anton, David R. Ho
出版社: RAND
关键词: trends, information, drivers, barriers, implications, social, materials, nano, revolution, technology, depth, analyses, bio, global
页数: 100
出版时间: 2006
ISBN-10: 083303975X
ISBN-13: 9780833039750

In 2020, areas of particular importance for technology trends will include biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials technology, and information technology. The authors of this report assessed a sample of 29 countries across the spectrum of scientific advancement (low to high) with respect to their ability to acquire and implement 16 key technology applications (e.g., cheap solar energy, rural wireless communications, genetically modified crops). The study
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作者: Mahmood Mamdani
出版社: HSRC Press
关键词: survivors, saviours
页数: 416
出版时间: 2009-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796922527
ISBN-13: 9780796922526

From the author of the acclaimed Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, this is the first analysis of the crisisin Darfur to consider the events of the last few years within the context of Sudan’s history, andto critically examine the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis.Illuminating the deeply rooted causes of the current conflict, Mahmood Mamdani explains how British colonialism tribalised Darfur, dividing its population into so-called ‘native’ and ‘settler’tribes, and creating homelands for the former at the expense of the latter. A severe drought triggered a civil war between these
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作者: Sakhela Buhlungu, John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessi
出版社: HSRC Press
关键词: africa, south, nation, state
页数: 568
出版时间: 2006-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796921156
ISBN-13: 9780796921154

State of the Nation: South Africa 2005-2006 is the third in the HSRC’s exciting annual volume of essays on aspects of contemporary politics, economics, society and international relations in South Africa. This series has, in a relatively short period, become established as part of the annual South African scholarly calendar. Coverage in the media, international as well as South African, has been extensive; controversies have been stirred; both previous volumes have been prescribed as university texts locally and abroad; they have found their way into South African embassies around the world
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作者: Cathleen Stasz, Eric R. Eide, Francisco Martorell
出版社: RAND
关键词: student, choice, options, policy, demand, employer, secondary, education, qatar, post
页数: 100
出版时间: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833041738
ISBN-13: 9780833041739

The leadership of Qatar has a social and political vision that calls for improving the country
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