September 2012


The Morning After

By Vaughan C. Turekian - 09.17.2012

The winner of the election will face challenges at the interface of science and diplomacy related to health, economic growth, and climate change and the environment that will play an ever-greater role.


New Partnerships to Sustain the Middle East and the World

By Sumaya bint El Hassan - 09.06.2012

As political upheaval and economic stagnation hobble national governments’ ability to plan for the future, leaders must look for innovative ways to develop and implement solutions to our global challenges.


Science Diplomacy and Congress

By Russ Carnahan - 08.02.2012

By improving the coordination of international science efforts across federal agencies, the United States will effectively achieve both scientific and diplomatic objectives.


Water Diplomacy

By Lawrence Susskind and Shafiqul Islam - 08.22.2012

By framing water agreements in non-zero-sum terms and building trust over time, even countries in conflict can successfully manage shared water resources for mutual benefit.


Building a New Foundation with Yemen

By Mark Jansson and Charles D. Ferguson - 09.17.2012

Technical partnerships aimed at solving priority challenges will strengthen not only the U.S.-Yemen relationship but also regional relationships and will broaden these relationships beyond counterterrorism.


Biodiversity without Borders

By Brian M. Boom - 08.14.2012
Despite long-standing political tensions, a government-to-government agreement on the environment can help preserve U.S. and Cuban biodiversity while encouraging positive dialogue on issues of mutual interest.