The RAND Corporation (1989–2009)

The Reconfiguration of Strategic Studies in the United States

  • Authors
  • Jean-Loup Samaan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jean-Loup Samaan
      Pages 1-13
  3. New and Old Rules of the Military-Intellectual Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-17
    2. Jean-Loup Samaan
      Pages 19-36
  4. RAND and the New US Military Posture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-60
    2. Jean-Loup Samaan
      Pages 61-78
    3. Jean-Loup Samaan
      Pages 79-111
  5. The Emissaries of American Military Thought

  6. Conclusion: The Disenchantment of Strategists?

    1. Jean-Loup Samaan
      Pages 159-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-195

About this book


Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called defense intellectuals such as the RAND Corporation.


government transformation work

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