EDITORIAL

Engaging Iran

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Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 258
DOI: 10.1126/science.1154422

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Political acrimony in the wake of 9/11 quashed many already-constrained scientific interactions between the United States and Iran. Proposed Fulbright and sister-city programs that could have involved universities and medical facilities were also derailed, and obtaining U.S. visas for scientists became a major obstacle. And intensified confrontation over Iran's nuclear ambitions further increased political skepticism as to the value of scientific collaboration.