Table of Contents

Domestic Security Revisited

Winter 2007


The future of nuclear deterrence; Bioscience security issues; A better war on drugs; U.S. aeronautics; A new science degree; Improving energy policy; Energy clarified; Research integrity; Safer chemical use

From the Hill

Federal R&D funding stuck on hold; New Bush climate plan falls short, critics say; EPA revises clean air standard

Editor’s Journal: Don’t Know Much Trigonometry

Kevin Finneran

Perspective: None Dare Call It Hubris: The Limits of Knowledge

Michael M. Crow

Perspective: The New U.S. Space Policy: A Turn Toward Militancy?

Joan Johnson-Freese

The blunt and even confrontational language of the new policy puts the United States at odds with the priorities of the other space-faring nations.

Perspective: Avoiding Gridlock on Climate Change

Richard E. Benedick

With the Kyoto Protocol's global process bogging down, a parallel strategy of smaller, focused negotiations to achieve partial solutions could put the world back on the right path.

Update: U.S. flexibility on farm subsidies key to trade progress

Sandra Polaski

Growing Old or Living Long: Take Your Pick

Laura L. Carstensen

Research to understand the psychological and emotional processes of aging is essential to creating a society in which the elderly can thrive.

Not Safe Enough: Fixing Transportation Security

R. William Johnstone

More than five years after 9/11, the federal government has yet to come to grips with basic questions about priorities, roles, and funding.

Improving Public Safety Communications

Jon M. Peha

Today's system puts the lives of first responders and the public at risk. What's needed is a nationwide broadband network, and policymakers now have a perfect opportunity to act.

Deep Competitiveness

Robert D. Atkinson

Current proposals to stimulate U.S. competitiveness are necessary but not sufficient to meet the challenges posed by a rapidly evolving global economy and the aggressive policies of other nations.

Real Numbers: Commuting in America

Alan E. Pisarski

Book Review: The end is near

Martin W. Lewis

The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate in Crisis and the Fate of Humanity
, by 
James Lovelock.

Book Review: Moonstruck

Alex Roland

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest
, by 
Gerard J. DeGroot.

Book Review: Dump deterrence? Not yet

Jack Mendelsohn

Beyond Nuclear Deterrence: Transforming the U.S. Russian Equation
, by 
Alexei Arbatov and Vladimir Dvorkin.

Book Review: Transparency in jeopardy

Peter P. Swire

Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age
, by 
Alasdair Roberts.