December 2015

Editorial

Looking Forward to 2016

By E. William Colglazier - 12.16.2015

Science & Diplomacy’s new editor-in-chief, E. William Colglazier, discusses the Iran deal and the future of science diplomacy.  

Perspective

The Rare Metal Age

By David S. Abraham and Eli Kintisch - 12.16.2015

David Abraham discussed the role of rare metals in international relations at a recent AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy (publisher of Science & Diplomacy) event.

Article

Unlocking Secrets of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By John I. Allen and Dennis L. Shung - 11.30.2015

A new partnership between U.S. and Chinese medical societies is poised to provide breakthroughs in the understanding of gastroenterological diseases, while serving as a blueprint for the role of scientific societies in the U.S.-China relationship. 

Article

Cold War in a Warming Place

By Eli Kintisch - 12.16.2015

What makes international Arctic scientific collaboration successful, what are the pitfalls, and how can Russian and Western scientists build on existing relationships to expand scientific achievement in the Great White North?

Letter from the Field

Building the SciBridge between Africa and the United States

By Veronica Augustyn and John Paul Eneku - 12.16.2015

Two graduate students, an American and a Ugandan, who met at a research school in Ethiopia, have dedicated themselves to creating a way to foster more connections between U.S. and African scientists.