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The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons

Spring 2006


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From the Hill


Constraints continue in proposed R&D budget; President, Congress unveil innovation initiatives; Senators unveil discussion paper on climate policy


Editor’s Journal: A Plague o’ Both Your Houses


Kevin Finneran


Straight Talk: Don’t “Dis” Chinese Science


Alexander P. De Angelis


Perspective: For What the Tolls Pay: Fair and Efficient Highway Charges


Rudolph G. Penner


Perspective: Let the Internet Be the Internet


Michael R. Nelson


Perspective: Import Ethanol, Not Oil


Lester B. Lave, W. Michael Griffin


Protecting the Best of the West


Christian Layke, Wendy Vanasselt

The Bureau of Land Management must start taking its conservation mandate seriously.


Environmental Safeguards for Open-Ocean Aquaculture


Rosamond L. Naylor

Expanding aquaculture into federal waters should not be promoted without enforceable national guidelines for the protection of marine ecosystems and fisheries.


Federal Neglect: Regulation of Genetic Testing


Gail H. Javitt, Kathy Hudson

Government needs to ensure that genetic tests provide useful medical information and that the test results are reliable.


The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons: Delegitimizing Nuclear Weapons


Jack Mendelsohn

The United States should take the lead in making the use of nuclear weapons unacceptable under any but the most extenuating circumstances.


The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons: Controlling Iran’s Nuclear Program


Joseph Cirincione

The country's slow and indirect progress toward developing nuclear weapons cunningly skirts international nonproliferation rules. Careful diplomacy can stop Iran from achieving this destabilizing capability.


Real Numbers: The U.S. Energy Subsidy Scorecard


Robert M. Wendling, Roger H. Bezdek


Book Review: An antidote to sprawl


Martin W. Lewis

Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
, by
Bruce Babbitt.


Book Review: Regulatory diversity


Erik Millstone

Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States
, by
Sheila Jasanoff.


Book Review: Lost in space


Alex Roland

Defining NASA: The Historical Debate over the Agency’s Mission
, by
W. D. Kay.


Book Review: A dam shame


Gregory B. Baecher

Deep Water
, by
Jacques Leslie.


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