International Research Infrastructure

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Chile: Global Astronomical Platform and Opportunity for Diplomacy

Currently, more than 50 percent of the world’s large telescopes are located in Chile, and by 2022 Chile that proportion could rise to 70 percent of the world’s optic and radio-astronomical observation capacity. 

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Linking Evidence to Policy in Latin America

By Cristina Rabadán-Diehl - 06.19.2017

Connecting evidence to policy is a challenge worldwide but especially in Latin America, where resources are scarce and politics unpredictable. 

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The Importance of International Research Institutions for Science Diplomacy

By Fernando Quevedo - 07.01.2013

International research institutions like CERN and ICTP play a unique role in bringing scientists together at politically neutral sites to address the most ambitious scientific questions while bridging cultural, developmental, and political gaps.

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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.

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International Fusion Energy Cooperation

ITER provides lessons for negotiating large-scale, capital-intensive international projects. Success depends on political goodwill, compromise, and a common understanding of project management.

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