Working Group II of the United Nations Disarmament Commission is presently examining the effective implementation of transparency and confidence-building measures (TCBMs) for space activities, capable of improving security and stability in outer space. To facilitate this process, UNIDIR will hold a series of briefings at the outset of the 2019 Session in order to provide UNDC members with critical background information and a technical understanding of current security challenges in outer space.
Daniel Porras, UNIDIR
Kinetic weapons and space debris
Jaganath Sankaran, Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin (TBC)
Electronic and cyber warfare in space
Rajeiswari Pilai Rajagopalan, Senior Research Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi)
Application of IHL to counterspace capabilities
Yuri Takaya, Visiting Researcher, University of Tokyo
Adopting rules of the road for co-orbital vehicles
Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation (Washington, DC)
What can we tell about a space object?
Mazlan Othman, Director of the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Science Council (Kuala Lumpur)
The problem with a lack of context
Alexandra Stickings, Research Analyst for Space Policy and Security, Royal United Services Institute (London)
Practical strategies for the sharing of information
AndreRypl, Second Secretary of the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations (Vienna)