The idea of using science to pursue diplomatic goals is rapidly gaining popularity. But what tools are needed to ensure that such science diplomacy operates both effectively and fairly? And do these threaten scientific independence?
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As the Obama administration begins a second term, USAID's Alex Dehgan describes how the agency will build on its science-for-development agenda.
A SciDev.Net survey reveals the challenges of applying research insights to policy and practice, and underscores that evidence is not enough.
A conference fails to address the use of chemicals to disable civilians, as indications of chemical weapons' use in Syria emerge.
26 April 2013
If elected director-general of UNESCO, Rachad Farah will put southern hemisphere science at the heart of its agenda, he tells SciDev.Net.