Regional Integration and Trade

Perspective

Alexander von Humboldt is famous for his scientific expeditions, but this perspective looks at common misconceptions in regard to the famous figure, and argues that he was perhaps an early practitioner of science diplomacy.

Conversation

Ambassador Sinodinos spoke with Kim Montgomery, Science & Diplomacy's Executive Editor on his experience so far as Australia's Ambassador to the United States and Australia's science diplomacy. 

Article

A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.

Article

A reflection on the role of the Central European Initiative (CEI), the first intergovernmental forum for regional cooperation ever incepted in Europe, in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, academies of science in Africa and its role in providing credible, independent, and evidence-based scientific advice came into sharp focus.

Article

The illegal trade and trafficking of wild flora and fauna pose environmental risks with implications beyond species extinction and animal welfare, although those impacts are substantial. To help address the problem in Africa, the research and policy communities must work closely along a broad spectrum of fields, among them conservation and criminology.

Perspective

Africa’s patchwork of nation-states is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the world’s abundant scientific and engineering expertise in order to address its myriad economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Editorial

In recent years, global trade policy has risen to the top of the political agenda on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Article

This article argues that science and innovation should receive more attention within European Union trade policy, and vice versa, in order to mitigate risks and help the EU develop solutions to global challenges.

Article

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. 

Perspective

David Abraham discussed the role of rare metals in international relations at a recent AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy (publisher of Science & Diplomacy) event.