Broader Mid-East & North Africa

SS Ancon enters the Panama Canal, 1914
By Vaughan C. Turekian 09.22.2014

New beginnings offer the opportunity to learn from history. In a more interconnected world science and technology becomes a more important driver for change.

East Asia

Temporal analytics chart
By Maynard Holliday, Chris Holden 07.15.2014

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.


Arctic sea ice retreating
By Paul Arthur Berkman 06.23.2014

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.


New Zealand Vineyard
By Peter D. Gluckman, Stephen L. Goldson, Alan S. Beedle 05.24.2012

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

Training lab
By Alexander K. Stewart 03.03.2014

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.

Sub-Saharan Africa

UCI clinical ward
By Harold Varmus 03.17.2014

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.