Health attachés, diplomats with in-depth public health knowledge, serve as the central node in the global health diplomacy network, connecting U.S. and foreign government health and non-health agencies with global health stakeholders.
Broader Mid-East & North Africa
Effective and sustainable biosafety and biosecurity requires building partnerships and integrating responsible research practices in the whole life sciences enterprise.
Web-based analytics, such as information from social media sources, is one new tool that is needed to complement traditional monitoring methods to help support future arms control treaties and other security agreements.
International stability in the Arctic has yet to be globally recognized and a process of ongoing and inclusive dialogue about Arctic issues, which are linked to sustainable development, is needed to promote cooperation and peace.
For small countries with advanced S&T capacity, science diplomacy has a different focus from larger nations. It is essential in projecting New Zealand’s profile and leveraging limited resources.
South & Central Asia
Army Agriculture Development Teams, which harness technical expertise in the form of U.S. National Guard professional soldier-experts and use a community-based and bottom-up approach, may be instrumental to counterinsurgency and development efforts.
The Uganda Cancer Institute and the Malaria Research and Training Center in Mali, founded in collaboration with the U.S. government, show how combating major diseases through research capacity development can bring countries and scientists together.