Capacity Building and Development

Editorial

If approached with a healthy degree of humility and skepticism, science and technology foresight can become an important tool in trying to envision what the fast-moving trends in the scientific revolution might imply for our species and planet.

Article

Immersive mechanisms that link scientists across career stages with the policy process have been developed around the world and are increasingly in demand by scientists and policymakers alike.

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The similarities of culture and experience, coupled with a common language and history of scientific achievement in Arab countries, make science diplomacy an obvious strategy for combating regional instability. 

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

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A new program between the U.K. and 16 partner countries aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity by investing in individual researchers and scientific collaborations that address the needs of partner nations.

Perspective

Japan recognizes its link to the environmental changes occurring in the Arctic. Development of a national Arctic policy with a strong science and technology foundation is helping Japan successfully engage in Arctic issues.

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Interviews with National Science Foundation grantees involved in international collaborations demonstrate that many scientists already view themselves as science diplomats, although they do so in an informal and unintentional way.

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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.

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New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor and AAAS recipient of the 2015 Award for Science Diplomacy, Peter Gluckman, discusses the greatest challenges and opportunities for science within public policy. 

Perspective

The Middle East faces many challenges, including the absence of a scientific community. Now more than ever, a scientific community is needed to contest identity politics with policies that are based on methodical reasoning.

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

Editorial

Diplomacy tools can help pave the way for international science collaboration, and science is critical for making progress on each of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.