Broken Promises or Promises in Vacuum?

The statement “Efforts to boost science in the Islamic world need financial commitment from the nations themselves” recently published in an Editorial in Nature is a simple and acceptable phrase. The complexity of the issue, however, is lost in the Editorial. Readers get the impression that the politicians of Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) countries responsible for such commitments now that committee of science ministers (COMSTECH) is an official agency of OIC, and after implementing of the OIC’s ten-year plan for modernization, may be able to hold on the promises and provide the much needed money to shake up the science and technology in the member states. To be honest, I doubt this happens…

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