National Styles in Science, Diplomacy, and Science Diplomacy

A Case Study of the United Nations Security Council P5 Countries


Science diplomacy is becoming an important tool by which states can more effectively promote and secure their foreign policy agendas. Recognising the role science plays at national and international levels and identifying a state’s national diplomatic style can help to construct a ‘national style’ in science diplomacy. In turn, understanding science diplomacy can help one evaluate a state’s potential for global governance and to ad-dress global issues on a systematic scale. By using a Realist framework and by testing proposed hypotheses, this study highlights how different national styles in science di-plomacy affect competition between major powers and their shared responsibility for global problems. This study adds to general understanding of the practice of diplomacy as it intersects with the sciences.

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Biographical Note

Olga Krasnyak, Ph.D. (2004), The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia also known as RUDN University, is an adjunct professor at Underwood International College of Yonsei University. Her research interests lie within diplomatic studies with a focus on science diplomacy and its imple-mentation into a state’s foreign policy agenda.

Table of contents

National Styles in Science, Diplomacy, and Science Diplomacy: A Case Study of the United Nations Security Council P5 Countries
Olga Krasnyak
 Part 1
 Introduction: Science Diplomacy in the Making
 1 Outline of the Study
 2 Science Diplomacy in a Realism Loop
 3 National Style and Global Governance
 Part 2
 4 United Kingdom
 5 France
 6 The United States
 7 Russia
 8 China
 Conclusion: Science Diplomacy in Perspective


This study is a source of an interest and will be beneficial to students and scholars of diplomatic studies, as well as to practitioners of diplomacy.