Table of Contents


Looking Back, Looking Forward

Summer 2003


Introduction: Looking Back, Looking Forward



Winning Greater Influence for Science


Daniel Yankelovich


Science’s Growing Political Strength


D. Allan Bromley, Michael S. Lubell


What’s Next for Technology Policy??


Lewis M. Branscomb


Globalization: Causes and Effects


Ralph E. Gomory, Harold T. Shapiro


Securing U.S. Research Strength


Erich Bloch


The Foreign Student Dilemma


John A. Armstrong


Bolstering Support for Academic R&D


Roland W. Schmitt


Maglev Ready for Prime Time


Donald M. Rote, Larry R. Johnson


Toward Improved Quality of Life


J. Michael McGinnis


Future Health Care Challenges


Robert J. Blendon, Catherine Desroches


Restructuring the U.S. Health Care System


Arnold S. Relman


AIDS Agenda Still Daunting


Gregory K. Folkers, Anthony S. Fauci


AIDS: The Battle Rages On


Margaret C. Heagarty


Treating Cancer as a Public Health Problem


John C. Bailar III


Viral Traffic on the Move


Stephen S. Morse


Biodiversity in the Information Age


Edward O. Wilson


Hard Times for Chemical Prospecting


Thomas Eisner


The Continued Danger of Overfishing


Carl Safina


Whither the U.S. Climate Program??


Robert M. White


U.S. Oil Dependence Remains a Problem


Robert W. Fri


The Bumpy Road to Reduced Carbon Emissions


Robert M. Friedman, Rosina M. Bierbaum


Conservator Society Still a Dream


John H. Gibbons


New Life for Nuclear Power


Alvin M. Weinberg


Superfund Matures Gracefully


Robert H. Harris, Jay Vandeven, Mike Tilchin


The Unfinished Revolution in Military Affairs


Andrew F. Krepinevich


Next Steps in Defense Restructuring


Jacques S. Gansler


How Smart Have Weapons Become??


Richard L. Garwin


Nuclear Proliferation Risks, New and Old


Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky


U.S. Computer Insecurity Redux


Peter G. Neumann