News & CommentEast-West Collaboration

The Perils of Partnership

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Science  24 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5299, pp. 468-471
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5299.468

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KIEV, UKRAINE—There is a new positive outlook among the top echelon of researchers in the former Soviet Union. Gone are the days when Western agencies simply threw a lifeline to colleagues in the East—in the form of one-off grants—to stop them from going under. Now, the name of the game is collaborative research. But these new joint ventures risk having the carpet pulled out from under them as the region's research infrastructure crumbles.