June 2014

Editorial

Mental Health Diplomacy: Building a Global Response

The time has come for policy makers, NGOs, and the private sector to bring mental illness to the forefront of issues bridging health and diplomacy to improve people’s lives.

Perspective

The UK Response to Fukushima and Anglo-Japanese Relations

The UK government’s response to the March 2011 nuclear accident in Japan relied on scientific advice and communication, and it demonstrated the central role of science advisory systems and benefited the broader bilateral relationship.

Perspective

Stability and Peace in the Arctic Ocean through Science Diplomacy

By Paul Arthur Berkman - 06.23.2014

International stability in the Arctic has yet to be globally recognized and a process of ongoing and inclusive dialogue about Arctic issues, which are linked to sustainable development, is needed to promote cooperation and peace.

Perspective

A Trilateral Partnership for Supporting Research and Relationships

The U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership relies on well-balanced and clearly defined collaborations between Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States to contribute to positive relationships and scientific advances.

Perspective

Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity

By Kathleen Danskin and Dana Perkins - 06.23.2014

Managing biological threats requires a multifaceted, holistic approach, which benefits from greater gender integration. The U.S. government can better empower women in biosecurity by employing specific indicators to track performance.

Article

Epidemics and Opportunities for U.S.-Cuba Collaboration

By Marguerite Jiménez - 06.09.2014

Renowned Polish-American vaccine developer Albert Sabin showed that scientific cooperation with the Soviet Union and Cuba against infectious disease can serve public health if political barriers are lowered, lessons for current U.S.-Cuba relations.

Letter from the Field

Protecting the Sargasso Sea

By David E. Shaw - 05.27.2014

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.