South and Central Asia

Article

The vast biodiversity and range of ecosystems in Central Asia makes the region a high priority for global conservation efforts, thus positioning the U.S. Forest Service to contribute to U.S. foreign policy goals via conservation diplomacy.

Article

Intranational and international multi-stakeholder engagement models hold the promise of reducing the global burden of cancer.

Perspective

The Chemical Weapons Convention's implementing body, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and its Scientific Advisory Board illustrate the relationship between science and disarmament.

In the Field

Katherine Himes works with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission to Central Asia to address regional issues with scientific solutions. 

Perspective

The U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative relied on scientific literacy in the diplomatic negotiations for its success, benefiting international nuclear science cooperation and nonproliferation.  

Article

Army Agriculture Development Teams, which harness technical expertise in the form of U.S. National Guard professional soldier-experts and use a community-based and bottom-up approach, may be instrumental to counterinsurgency and development efforts.

Editorial

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.

Article

Bilateral Science and Technology agreements help the U.S. Department of State transform diplomatic relationships, promote public diplomacy, highlight cooperation, and protect U.S. national security.

Article

The International Space Station, with partners that surmount their cultural, organizational, and political differences to pursue a collective vision, serves as a model of science diplomacy.

Perspective

Policy makers should elevate the use of cooperation in engineering areas to foster relationships and solve global problems, particularly between the United States and the Middle East and Caucasus.

Perspective

Scientific collaboration might offer one of the most promising ways for the United States to build a strong relationship with Kazakhstan.