East Asia

In the Field

Author Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä reflects on his experiences teaching entrepreneurship education at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, and discusses how we can better connect with students across political divides.

Conversation

The Ambassador of Vietnam to the US, Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Dzung,  spoke with Science & Diplomacy on Vietnam’s approach to science and technology, and the exciting potential of the country’s young population. This conversation is part of the Ambassador Conversation Series, which was launched in Spring 2021.

Conversation

The Ambassador of U.S. to Japan, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel spoke with Science & Diplomacy on trust in science and the similarities between diplomacy and politics. This is the fourteenth interview of the Ambassador Conversation Series.

Article

In an increasingly complex geopolitical climate where international sanctions are not uncommon, this paper investigates the unintended impacts of sanctions on scientific collaboration based on the author’s experiences of collaborative research at a time of sanction development and implementation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Conversation

Dr. Hashimoto, President of JST and Japan's Science and Technology Advisor, spoke with S&D to discuss his role and its connections to science diplomacy. This interview is part of a 2-part series connected to the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Perspective

Space diplomacy is an important subject, but countries in the Global South are often left out conversations in this area despite growing capabilities in space technology. This piece looks at space diplomacy from a Global South perspective.

Conversation

The Ambassador of Japan to the U.S., Ambassador Koji Tomita spoke with Science & Diplomacy on Japan's science diplomacy strategy. This is the twelfth interview of the Ambassador Interview Series.

Perspective

Lawrence Susskind and Shafiqul Islam’s work on water diplomacy has expanded since their piece was published in 2012. In this piece, they present some of the lessons learned and a water diplomacy framework for more effective water management.

Perspective

Sir Peter D. Gluckman is conscious of the several failures of the last decade but puts faith in “track 2” multilateralism. He argues that science diplomacy must be nimbler to address the problems of tomorrow.

Perspective

In 2012, Campbell was cautiously optimistic about the potential of science diplomacy to engage countries with whom formal relations were strained. Despite major geopolitical changes, she still believes this and is eager to see its power put to use.

Perspective

A decade since their piece on scientific engagement in North Korea, Stuart Thorson and Frederick Carriere reflect on the difficulty of international cooperation when our shared understanding is deteriorating and scientific claims are under attack.

Perspective

S&D’s 10th Anniversary is also an exciting time for ITER, with many of its goals coming to fruition. Todd K. Harding explores how this scientific facility overcame barriers and now serves as a great example of international cooperation.