David Milliband spoke at the Royal Society yesterday on Science, Diplomacy and the Modern Age.
"...international relations has long been premised on the idea of a ‘balance of power’. The international system tended towards equilibrium and self-correction, as states sought to balance each other’s economic or military strength; an echo of the world of Newtonian Mechanics. But today, a defining feature of our world is the tendency towards imbalance and asymmetry, mirroring the world of Quantum Mechanics."
Transcript - A call for convergence: Science and Diplomacy in the modern age