March 2013


Putting Young People at the Heart of Science Diplomacy

By Vaughan C. Turekian - 02/12/2013

As young people around the world confront such challenges and threats as disease, unemployment, and violence, foreign policy leaders should look to science and its potential to help find solutions.


The Middle East Regional Cooperation Program

By Kira E. Mock - 02/21/2013

The Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program, which encourages cooperation between Israelis, Palestinians, and other Arab partners, advances science and professional relationships.  


Health Challenges in Palestine

By Adel Mahmoud - 03/05/2013

­­Health diplomacy both within the region and involving key global players is a necessary component to any long-term stable solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The Invisible Pillar of Transatlantic Cooperation

By Cathleen Fisher - 03/11/2013

An integrated science diplomacy agenda could further bolster the transatlantic relationship by better linking S&T collaboration to policy cooperation, two elements that are individually strong but often not well coupled.


The Rise of Science and Technology Diplomacy in Japan

Japan must incorporate science diplomacy into its foreign policy strategy if it is to rebuild important relations with key countries and remain a global player in science and technology.


Advancing Palestinian Science and Promoting Cooperation under Long-Term Occupation

By Michael Thomas - 03/18/2013

Meaningful Israeli-Palestinian science cooperation today is constrained by the political and societal realities. Nevertheless, international engagement on Palestinian science capacity building encourages and enables long-term, peaceful cooperation.


The United States and Iran

By Irene Anne Jillson - 03/18/2013

Given the complex and adversarial official relationship between the United States and Iran, mutually beneficial areas of scientific cooperation can be important for both advancing knowledge and promoting understanding.