December 2012

Editorial

Building a National Science Diplomacy System

By Vaughan C. Turekian - 12.10.2012

As the fundamentals of foreign policy change, countries should consider how to construct a strategy that takes advantage of the three Es of science diplomacy.

Perspective

Development Science and Science Diplomacy

By Alex Dehgan and E. William Colglazier - 12.07.2012

The PEER program is ushering in an era of diplomacy through science-based development by promoting bilateral and regional cooperation between U.S. and developing country investigators.

Perspective

Synchrotron Light and the Middle East

By Chris Llewellyn Smith - 11.16.2012

SESAME, the only synchrotron in the Middle East, seeks to achieve scientific excellence, attract and retain scientists, and foster regional cooperation, while overcoming sometimes tense political relationships.

Article

Research and Diplomacy 350 Kilometers above the Earth

By Julie Payette - 12.10.2012

The International Space Station, with partners that surmount their cultural, organizational, and political differences to pursue a collective vision, serves as a model of science diplomacy.

Article

SAFARI 2000

By Harold J. Annegarn and Robert J. Swap - 11.27.2012

By being flexible, parsimonious, and open, SAFARI 2000 became a transformational network that fostered equal partnerships among countries, even though the countries had varying levels of resources.

Article

Science and Technology Agreements as Tools for Science Diplomacy

By Bridget M. Dolan - 12.10.2012

Bilateral Science and Technology agreements help the U.S. Department of State transform diplomatic relationships, promote public diplomacy, highlight cooperation, and protect U.S. national security.

Letter from the Field

From Berdsk to Burma

By Jason Rao - 12.06.2012

To end our first year, Science & Diplomacy introduces a new category, "Letter from the Field," to share more personal science diplomacy stories. In the first, Jason Rao recounts his experiences in engaging a former bioweapons facility in Russia.