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education and determining the role of scientists in a democracy threatened by terrorism will undoubtedly highlight meetings of the presidents of the academies.

In summary, the future of interacademy cooperation is bright. But the National Academies, which for the present must assume the burden of providing most of the funding for travel and related costs, will find the task of raising sufficient funds to support such cooperation difficult, particularly in the nonsecurity area. The National Academies have repeatedly used limited internal funds to support interacademy activities. It is time, however, to put the cooperative nonsecurity programs on a sounder financial footing through more persuasive articulation of the importance of such programs for stability not only in Russia, but also in many peripheral countries where Russian influence is strong.



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