Transboundary Issues and Shared Spaces

In the Field

The expansive nature of the Sargasso Sea raises special considerations for conservation efforts that require the cooperation of national governments and nongovernmental organizations, which may provide a road map for conducting other conservation efforts in the high seas.

Perspective

North Korea will need international scientific expertise to identify and conserve important species that are vital to a sustainable future and therefore peace on the peninsula.

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New potential solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict can be found by harnessing knowledge produced by social sciences to promote a demand management approach and addressing disciplinary divisions.

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Meaningful Israeli-Palestinian science cooperation today is constrained by the political and societal realities. Nevertheless, international engagement on Palestinian science capacity building encourages and enables long-term, peaceful cooperation.

Perspective

The Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program, which encourages cooperation between Israelis, Palestinians, and other Arab partners, advances science and professional relationships.  

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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.

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By being flexible, parsimonious, and open, SAFARI 2000 became a transformational network that fostered equal partnerships among countries, even though the countries had varying levels of resources.

Perspective

As political upheaval and economic stagnation hobble national governments’ ability to plan for the future, leaders must look for innovative ways to develop and implement solutions to our global challenges.

Perspective

By framing water agreements in non-zero-sum terms and building trust over time, even countries in conflict can successfully manage shared water resources for mutual benefit.

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Despite long-standing political tensions, a government-to-government agreement on the environment can help preserve U.S. and Cuban biodiversity while encouraging positive dialogue on issues of mutual interest.

Perspective

The EU and the United States should enhance and expand scientific academic programs and build ties with countries in Eastern Europe.