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Space weaponization

Russia Defends Veto of UN Resolution to Prohibit Nukes in Outer Space

Russia Defends Veto of UN Resolution to Prohibit Nukes in Outer Space

By Edith M. Lederer
Instead, Russia urged the U.S., Japan, and their Western allies to vote to ban all weapons in space.

Why the Japan-US WMD in Space Resolution Was Critical

Why the Japan-US WMD in Space Resolution Was Critical

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The resolution, which failed due to a Russian veto, sought to reaffirm and extend critical norms against placing weapons of mass destruction in space.
Why Russia’s Latest Space Weapon Is So Dangerous

Why Russia’s Latest Space Weapon Is So Dangerous

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Bringing the nuclear element into space, be it a nuclear weapon or a nuclear-powered counterspace weapon, will have serious repercussions.

Why an ASAT Test Ban Is Important

Why an ASAT Test Ban Is Important

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Continued peace and access to outer space is not a given if current trends of space weaponization continue.

Russian ASAT Test Highlights Urgent Need for Space Governance Negotiations

Russian ASAT Test Highlights Urgent Need for Space Governance Negotiations

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The absence of earnest multilateral discussions could send more states down the path of space weaponization, making access to space increasingly tricky.

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Progress will probably require developing small, technical agreements given that big, all-encompassing agreements have proven too difficult under current international circumstances.

Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security

Assessing the British Proposal on Space Security

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The U.K. proposal emphasizes a bottom-up approach and stresses trust-building. It’s a critical first step.
Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Even as the war of words continues, there will need to be practical measures to deal with the increasing threats to space.

U.S.-China Relations: The Hypocrisy of Rules

U.S.-China Relations: The Hypocrisy of Rules

By Joan Johnson-Freese
Both countries are selective in which rules-based regimes they choose to support.

Should India Declare a Space Policy?

Should India Declare a Space Policy?

There are multiple benefits for India articulating its aspirations for space. Security is among them.

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