December 2013


The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum as a Model for Bilateral Cooperation

As an autonomous, nonprofit organization, the IUSSTF has catalyzed and strengthened U.S.-India scientific cooperation through the ups and downs of the official relationship, serving as a model science diplomacy mechanism for bilateral relationships.


The Potential of Science Diasporas

By William J. Burns - 12/09/2013

Science diaspora communities in the United States already play a critical role in fostering economic growth and solutions to global challenges, and U.S. diplomacy should support diaspora networks to help build a new architecture of cooperation.


Paths to Biosafety and Biosecurity Sustainability

Effective and sustainable biosafety and biosecurity requires building partnerships and integrating responsible research practices in the whole life sciences enterprise.



By Harold Varmus - 12/01/2013

The U.S. PEPFAR program succeeded in massively limiting HIV/AIDS in many developing countries by taking a different approach to foreign assistance: large but targeted effort, measurable goals, bilateral partnerships, and expert planning.


Making PEPFAR: Slideshow

By Harold Varmus - 12/01/2013
This slideshow accompanies the article "Making PEPFAR."

Technology and Economic Integration

By focusing on technology-driven exports and regional integration strategies, the Caribbean islands can build more dynamic and diversified economies and promote economic growth.

Letter from the Field

Fifty Years Ago: Linus Pauling and the Belated Nobel Peace Prize

By Peter C. Agre - 12/10/2013

Nobel laureate Peter Agre reflects on how fellow laureate Linus Pauling, recipient of the 1954 chemistry prize and the 1962 peace prize, was an exemplar of how a scientist can advance science, promote its responsible use, and foster friendships worldwide.