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International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

It’s getting harder for scientists to collaborate across borders – that’s bad when the world faces global problems like pandemics and climate change

Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
Smoke and fireballs rise during clashes between protesters and police in central Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 25, 2014. The “Heavenly Hundred” is what Ukrainians in Kyiv call those who died during months of anti-government protests in 2013-14. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The legacy of the Euromaidan Revolution lives on in the Ukrainian-Russian war

A need for enhanced presidential power, inherited from the early days of post-Communist transition, ruined any chances of compromise between Ukraine and Russia years ago.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo before their talks in Beijing, China, Feb. 4, 2022, during the Winter Olympics. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Why China could become a mediator in negotiations between Russia and Ukraine

China’s policy of strategic ambiguity could allow it to mediate the conflict at an opportune time, while furthering its long-term geostrategic goals.
Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, speaks at the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics. The IPC announced on March 3 that all athletes from Russia and Belarus would be barred from competing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Sports are political: Reaction and inaction to Putin’s war of aggression

It’s time for organizations like the IPC to stop lamenting the intersection of sport and politics, and instead accept this well-established reality going forward.
The International Space Station is run collectively by the U.S., Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and Canada. NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center/Flickr

Russian invasion of Ukraine and resulting US sanctions threaten the future of the International Space Station

What happens to the International Space Station when tensions on Earth rise? A space policy expert explains how the ISS is run and how Russian aggression has threatened its operation in the past – and now.

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