Domestic Security Revisited

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

Editor's Journal

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 2007

    Federal R&D funding stuck on hold The outgoing Republican majority in Congress left town in December having passed only 2 (defense and homeland security) of the 11 appropriations bills needed to fund… Read More



Real Numbers

  • Commuting in America

    Everybody has ideas about how to solve traffic congestion, but the job is trickier than it seems, as a new report examining recent trends in computing patterns makes clear. Commuting in America Read More

Book Reviews

  • The Revenge of Gaia book cover

    The End Is Near

    At age 87, James Lovelock remains the indefatigable proponent of the Gaia hypothesis, which depicts Earth as a living entity. In The Revenge of Gaia, he warns that Gaia is not… Read More
  • Nuclear Deterrence Book Cover: Image of a nuke hovering over a target

    Dump deterrence? Not yet

    In Beyond Nuclear Deterrence, Alexei Arbatov and Vladimir Dvorkin, two well-known and respected Russian security experts, analyze and then propose modifications to the current nuclear deterrent relationship between Russia and the… Read More
  • Book cover of Dark Side of the Moon


    Once this history of the Apollo program reaches its stride in chapter six, it presents a persuasive and telling critique of human spaceflight. The preface and the introductory chapter suffer from an… Read More
  • Blacked out government secrecy book cover

    Transparency in Jeopardy

    Alasdair Roberts provides an excellent sense of the history and key issues of efforts to hold governments accountable by requiring the disclosure of information they possess. Roberts has a comprehensive knowledge of… Read More
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