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Authors: Beau Kilmer, Stijn Hoorens
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: drug, related, crime, european, efforts, union, reduction, illicit, markets, supply, understanding
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The European Drugs Strategy concentrates on demand reduction and supply reduction through international cooperation and research, information and evaluation. However, efforts to provide insight in the different aspects of Europe’s illicit drug problems have largely focused on indicators developed to assess demand-side strategies. The development of measures capturing dimensions of the supply......
Authors: Edward L. Warner, Glenn A. Kent, Randall J. Devalk
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: nuclear, space, talks, geneva, portion, reduction, issues, strategic, offensive, force, key
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This Note discusses approaches for the limitation and reduction of U.S. and Soviet strategic attack forces. It identifies three national security objectives that the United States and, arguably, the Soviet Union seek to obtain through a combination of strategic nuclear force deployments, arms control, and diplomacy. Those objectives are credible deterrence, strategic/crisis stability, and essentia......
ISBN: 0309072824, 9780309072823
Authors: Kathleen Stratton, Padma Shetty, Robert Wallace,, Stuart Bondurant, Editors, Committee To Assess The Science Base For Tobacco Harm Reduction, Board On Health Promotion, Disease Prevention
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: tobacco, harm, reduction, base, science, smoke, assessing, clearing
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Despite overwhelming evidence of tobacco's harmful effects and pressure from anti-smoking advocates, current surveys show that about one-quarter of all adults in the United States are smokers.This audience is the target for a wave of tobacco products and pharmaceuticals that claim to preserve tobacco pleasure while reducing its toxic effects. Clearing the Smoke addresses the problems in evaluati......
ISBN: 0309212618, 9780309212618
Authors: Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, Rapporteurs; Food Forum; Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: effort, workshop, summary, reduction, prevention, food, technology, obesity, leveraging
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Obesity is a major public health challenge. More than one-third of the U.S. adult population is considered obese, a figure that has more than doubled since the mid-1970s. Among children, obesity rates have more than tripled over the same period. Not only is obesity associated with numerous medical complications, but it incurs significant economic cost. At its simplest, obesity is a result of an en......
ISBN: 0309131065, 9780309131063
Authors: Committee On Strengthening, Expanding The Department Of Defense Cooperative Threat Program
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: cooperative, threat, reduction, model, new, security, engagement, global
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The government's first Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs were created in 1991 to eliminate the former Soviet Union's nuclear, chemical, and other weapons and prevent their proliferation.The programs have accomplished a great deal: deactivating thousands of nuclear warheads, neutralizing chemical weapons, converting weapons facilities for peaceful use, and redirecting the work of former ......
Authors: Gary R. Nelson, Robert M. Gay, Charles Robert Roll,
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: framework, recommendations, maintenance, electronics, cost, reduction, manpower
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In response to rising manpower costs of electronics maintenance, this paper presents a framework for evaluating maintenance policies and specific recommendations for demonstrations and experiments which can be undertaken to evaluate alternative policies dealing with manning, training, and the use of job performance aids (JPAs).The framework for analysis emphasizes that, in the long run at least, t......
Author: Robert Reichardt
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: policy, makers, advice, reduction, class, size, cost
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Class-size reduction (CSR) in California was a popular, rapidly implemented reform that improved student performance. This dissertation provides information to state-level policy makers that will help them avoid two implementation problems seen in California's CSR implementation. The first problem was with flat, per student reimbursement scheme did not adequately cover costs in districts with larg......
ISBN: 0821365274, 9780821365274
Author: Unknown
Source: publications.worldbank.org
Keywords: middle, east, north, africa, development, human, gains, poverty, reduction, sustaining
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Orientations in Development English; Paperback; 132 pages; 7x10Published April 20, 2006 by World BankISBN: 978-0-8213-6527-4; SKU: 16527 This book reviews the experience of the MENA region with poverty andhuman development since the mid-1980s. It finds that poverty rates didnot decline by much during this period while health and educationindicators improved substantially. The stagnation of pover......
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