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RAND: The Beginner's Guide to Nation Building

Authors: James Dobbins, Seth G. Jones, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation, Keith Crane, Director, Environment, Energy, and Economic Development program, RAND Corporation, and Beth Cole DeGrasse


The RAND Corporation presents a doctrine for conducting effective nation building operations based on historical research into the conduct of such operations by the United States, Europe, the UN, and other states and organizations over the past 60 years.

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