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Science diplomacy must be more ambitious - SciDev.Net

Science diplomacy must be more ambitious - SciDev.Net: "Science diplomacy must be more ambitious
Naiyyum Choudhury
23 June 2010 | EN | 中文

Poor countries merit equal support whatever their religion, culture and natural resources
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Science diplomacy must aim to help all developing countries and not just promote narrow political interests, says Naiyyum Choudhury.

The idea of 'science diplomacy' is fast gaining ground as an effective tool for building ties between developed and developing countries and forging closer working relationships.

On one level, scientists have a long history of transcending political barriers to tackle common problems. They were, for example, instrumental in maintaining relationships between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War"

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