South and Central Asia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.