The article provides another noteworthy example of Science Diplomacy – including North Korea. In a typical international scientific collaboration, the hardest steps are often developing a strong research idea, building a team, formulating a proposal, and obtaining funding. However, because of the significant political strain between North Korea and the international community, the project faced a number of unique challenges that required the development and implementation of diplomatic skills to facilitate these important scientific objectives. Based on the challenges encountered, the author provides five useful guidelines that allow for trust to be established among all partners, showing that scientific collaboration can overcome even the most obstructive political complications.
Hammond (2016) | Understanding Volcanos in Isolated Locations: Engaging Diplomacy for Science.