Transboundary Issues and Shared Spaces

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In an increasingly complex geopolitical climate where international sanctions are not uncommon, this paper investigates the unintended impacts of sanctions on scientific collaboration based on the author’s experiences of collaborative research at a time of sanction development and implementation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Perspective

Space diplomacy is an important subject, but countries in the Global South are often left out conversations in this area despite growing capabilities in space technology. This piece looks at space diplomacy from a Global South perspective.

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Lawrence Susskind and Shafiqul Islam’s work on water diplomacy has expanded since their piece was published in 2012. In this piece, they present some of the lessons learned and a water diplomacy framework for more effective water management.

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As we celebrate a decade of S&D, Princess Sumaya acknowledges that, while the present may not be what we hoped, the challenges that the world has faced over the last ten years have made it stronger, and there are still reasons to be hopeful.

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In 2012, Najmedin Meshkati emphasized the role of engineering diplomacy. Today, with challenges that transcend borders and involve complex systems, including the plight of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, he is even more convinced of its necessity.

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In the decade since Brian Boom’s piece was published, the U.S. – Cuba relationship has seen many ups and downs. He highlights this evolution and emphasizes the continued need for scientific cooperation to protect our shared biodiversity.

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The United States is fundamentally linked to other nations in the Caribbean through a shared ocean ecosystem. It is therefore essential that the U.S. cooperates with its neighbors to improve the health of marine areas in the region.

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As the global community faces new challenges, civil space-based Earth observations offer the United States unique opportunities to employ science diplomacy in cooperation and competition. 

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The authors explore examples of the Smithsonian Institution's international engagements through the lens of science diplomacy, highlighting its institutional footprint in Panama. 

Conversation

Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra is a professor of ecology at UC Riverside and the 2020 recipient of the AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy.

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The year 2019 marked a significant milestone in U.S.-Mexico hydrodiplomacy: seventy-five years since the two countries adopted the Treaty of 1944, which apportioned between them the waters of the Rio Grande, Colorado River, and Tijuana River.

Perspective

As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners.