South and Central Asia

In the Field

This text details efforts in building capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship among scientists and engineers in developing countries. 

Article

To mark 60 years of U.S.-Former Soviet Union Collaboration, Gerson S. Sher interviewed sixty-two scientists, diplomats, and others from both sides to assess what worked and what did not, and why, to determine what may be useful to consider with regard to other programs and projects of international scientific cooperation.

Article

As the world moves to a militarized space, the European Union may have the tools to assist in the establishment of confidence building measures between China, Russia, and the United States in the domain of space.

Perspective

As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners. 

Article

Disasters are complex phenomena that transcend scientific and political borders. International, interdisciplinary, and multi-
stakeholder collaborations are therefore vital in advancing our understanding of the underlying drivers and impacts of disasters.

Perspective

Over her long academic and government career, the author has noticed that the term science and engineering diplomacy is little known, used, discussed, or understood in the engineering community. 

Conversation

Lassina Zerbo is executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the 2018 recipient of the AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy.

Editorial

The number one international priority must continue to be preventing nuclear weapons from ever being used again. How to do that consistent with protecting our nation and contributing to a peaceful world is the challenge.

Perspective

The Eurasian Medical Education Program was established in 1995 to share clinical and scientific knowledge with Russian physicians in Russia during a time of transition following the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

Conversation

Ambassador Pickering spoke with E. William Colglazier, editor-in-chief of Science & Diplomacy, on the role of science diplomacy in international relations. 

Article

Major mega-science collaborative efforts, often international in scope, are becoming a common means to reduce costs, share risk, and augment scientific expertise.

Article

The US-Pakistan S&T Cooperation Program highlights the importance of science diplomacy when formal bilateral dialogue faces challenges.