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US S&T Diplomacy
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This paper tries to explore the relationships among science, technology and diplomacy.


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Wrong policies of the pre 2003 regime (militarization of STI), Wars and sanctions eroded those competencies, but Iraq is now in a position to leverage its resources, (including both the natural and human variety) to revitalize its STI.


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Diplomacy is a key regulator of international relations of countries has changed and transformed by recent political and economic transformations in the world and has acquired new concepts, tools, functions and economic and scientifictechnological aspects.


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While S&T can help the diplomatic negotiations on many global issues with serious foreign policy implications, the scientists also need help of the diplomatic community for accessing S&T resources and expertise of various countries.


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Science diplomacy is not new; it is there since ages in one form or the other, but is has never been more important as now. Many of the defining challenges of the 21st century – from climate change and food security, to poverty reduction and nuclear disarmament – have scientific dimensions.


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In the past S&T diplomacy played an important part in strengthening America’s ties with Japan, the Soviet Union and China.
Developing countries are getting increased attention from the S&T diplomacy practitioners in the industrialized states for a variety of reasons


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Climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services, food and water security,human health are issues with severe economic and social consequences and are expected to drive the political agenda of nations in the coming decades.