In the November/December 2013 issue:
Laurie Garrett, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes about the revolution in synthetic biology.
Alan Greenspan, who served as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, explains why so many experts, including him, failed to see the 2008 financial crisis coming.
Henry Farrell, associate professor at George Washington University, and Martha Finnemore, professor at George Washington University, argue that leakers such as Manning and Snowden undermine Washington’s ability to act hypocritically and get away with it.
Cindy Williams, principal research scientist of the Security Studies Program at MIT, urges U.S. defense officials to bring personnel costs under control, get on with strategic planning, and reshape the forces for today’s missions.
Melvyn Leffler, professor of history at the University of Virginia, explains why austerity might be a good thing: Historically, it has forced Washington to think strategically, something it rarely does when times are flush.
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