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