National Approaches

Editorial

The degree to which global concerns are incorporated into national aspirations becomes one of the most important factors in determining whether countries can tackle worldwide problems together. 

Article

As countries in the Arab world grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health, the economy, and society in general, the author argues it could be a pivotal moment to address deeply rooted structural weaknesses in the region.

Article

This piece aims at furthering the understanding of the opportunities and challenges offered by urbanization and the perceptions of foreign assistance professionals regarding current U.S. government foreign assistance and host-government priorities.

Article

This paper revisits the history of U.S. advocacy for the Montreal Protocol, a landmark achievement in international scientific cooperation and American environmental leadership. 

Editorial

I believe that science policy and science diplomacy can play a key part in getting America back on track, but that first requires a candid assessment of what has gone wrong with our science advisory ecosystem and science-policy-society interface.

Article

This article is devoted to a brief presentation, analysis, and evaluation of the science diplomacy of France.

Article

A historical perspective of how the UK hoped to increase its ability to shape U.S. arms control policy and preserve the future of the UK’s nuclear deterrent through participation in the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Article

A new initiative connects Greek professionals in a nework with potential impact on national interests, international relations, and transboundary challenges.

Perspective

In 2014, the Office for Science and Technology of the French embassy in the United States— together with the French embassy in Canada— launched the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS), a successful science diplomacy initiative. 

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.

Article

As the significance of science diplomacy grows, ministries and international agencies will have to consider their respective functions and the scope of needed interactions between two very different domains: diplomacy and science.  

In the Field

Through her experiences studying chemical security in Indonesia, the author emphasizes the importance of continued investment in opportunities for science diplomacy and international collaboration.