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Regional Expertise

Measuring and Reporting Leadership and Core Competency Domains

This interim report summarizes the results of an independent assessment of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel systems and databases, focused on the identification and differentiation of what personnel data exist, where, and at what organizational level, as well as what is done with those data.

Regional Expertise and Cultural Proficiency

This report describes the development of an operational tool for planners that enables them to identify REC capability requirements during the planning process.

The Infusion of Language, Regional, and Cultural Content into Military Education

This report documents the Institute of Defense Analyses' examination of the infusion of language, regional, and cultural (LRC) content into Professional Military Education (PME) across the Services, from pre-commissioning through the General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) level.

Drinking Culture in Russia

A Russian culture expert on the importance of alcohol to Russians.

Living in the Soviet Union

A Russian culture expert discusses her memories of life in the Soviet Union.

Taras Shevchenko

A Ukrainian national talks Ukrainian national hero, Taras Shevchenko.

Ukranian Experiences Today

A Ukrainian national discusses frustrations among the generation that came of age during the Maidan Revolution.

Drinking Coffee Around the World

How is coffee enjoyed around the world?

Observing Rosh Hashanah

Learn more about the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

How does a giant panda get its name?

With the arrival of a new giant panda cub to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., many people are now wondering: what will its name be?