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Date:4/2/2008

m on bridges to help avert future disasters.

The R&D Future of Intelligence. Bruce Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University provides a blueprint for how the U.S. intelligence community can best harness the potential of technology to meet the challenges of a changing world. One key: Foster risk-taking.

Strengthening Nuclear Safeguards. Charles Ferguson of the Council on Foreign Relations writes that immediate action is needed to shore up the ability of the International Atomic Energy Agency to detect nuclear weapons programs and safeguard peaceful nuclear programs.

Asian Successes vs. Middle Eastern Failures: The Role of Technology Transfer in Economic Development. Howard Pack of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania says that the differences between the two regions in their openness to trade, investment, and new ideas could not be more striking, nor could the economic consequences be more stark.

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