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Sen. Pete Domenici on the Future of Nuclear Technology

Winter 1998


Finally-A Real Defense Debate

Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.

The Pentagon is still paying lip service to the need to transform the U.S. military; it's time for a bolder plan.

Editor’s Journal: Is Anybody Buying Policy?

Kevin Finneran

Politics attracts money, but analysis of policy is hard to sell.

Stay the Course on Chemical Weapons Ban

Amy E. Smithson

As implementation begins, the United States must resist the temptation to water own the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Solar Energy from the Tropical Oceans

William H. Avery, Walter G. Berl

Long neglected, ocean thermal energy conversion deserves renewed attention and federal support.

An Economic Strategy to Control Arms Proliferation

Kenneth Flamm

Unless the incentive to sell arms is reduced, the world is likely to become a better armed and less stable place.

Future Perspectives on Nuclear Issues

Pete V. Domenici

The United States needs to take a fresh look at nuclear technologies in order to tap their potential more effectively.

Refocusing U.S. Math and Science Education

Gilbert A. Valverde, William H. Schmidt

International comparisons of schooling hold important lessons for improving student achievement.

Welfare’s New Rules: A Pox on Children

Greg J. Duncan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

New restrictions will increase the number of extremely poor families and put the very youngest children at risk.

Bolstering Military Strength By Downsizing the Pentagon

Thomas G. McInerney, Erik R. Pages

Privatization and other measures to boost efficiency of support systems can free up resources needed to develop new technology.

Book Review: Putting a price tag on nature

Kenneth Richards

Nature's Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems
, by 
Gretchen C. Daily, ed..

Book Review: Future implausible

Norman Metzger

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
, by 
Michio Kaku.

Book Review: Inventing the Future

Michael Crow

Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century
, by 
G. Pascal Zachary.