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"Diplomacy must carry, in my view, a particularly heavy, load in building peaceful constructive relationships between nations," said Norman Neureiter, the former science and technology adviser to the secretary of state.
"Diplomacy will, by necessity, be a primary instrument for security in this post Cold War Era," he told an Office of Naval Research The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia (Ballston), is the office within the U.S. Department of the Navy that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. conference. "Remember that phrase the 'New World Order?' We do not have a New World Order, we have a new world of inordinate disorder."
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Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially is growing, he said. Many officers take immense chances living in dangerous environments, such as Pakistan, for example, "but they are out there doing it," Neureiter said. "Unless you try to understand what is going on in these countries, unless you can report back, and unless you can work on building relationships with the people who support you out there, it would be very tough to carry on."
Science and technology--the development or the lack thereof--are major considerations in foreign policy, said Neureiter.
"It's a world today that is totally driven by technology," he said. "That is a major challenge for all of us when ... terrorism proliferates to a degree that will be unbelievable."
The proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or (WMD WMD
white muscle disease. ), cyber (1) From "cybernetics," it is a prefix attached to everyday words to add a computer, electronic or online connotation. The term is similar to "virtual," but the latter is used more frequently. See virtual. security and global networks, and biotechnologies are "huge issues, which are going to affect every one of you in your international relationships," he told the conference.
Added to the list are export controls, the dilemma of what to do with Iraqi weapons scientists, or how to keep Russian scientists occupied constructively. Infectious disease Infectious disease
A pathological condition spread among biological species. Infectious diseases, although varied in their effects, are always associated with viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites and aberrant proteins known as prions. , such as the rapid spread of SARS or AIDS, also becomes a stringent diplomatic issue, he said.
A four-year old study by the National Academy of Science pointed out that out of 16 stated foreign policy goals, 13 of them involved significant consideration of science, technology and health, according to Neureiter. Nevertheless, the State Department has not been adequately equipped, for a while, to infuse in·fuse
1. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
2. To introduce a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes. these considerations into the foreign policy initiatives.
Things are starting to change now, however. Partnerships with industry are starting to grow. The State Department has implemented a science exchange program with other organizations, and is beginning to create science and technology advisers at embassies around the world.