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Briefing paper for the United Nations Disarmament Commission

Briefing paper for the United Nations Disarmament Commission

10/02/2019

Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow

25 Pages

The space economy is becoming critical in importance globally as technology improves and space services become more affordable. Yet the development and possible deployment of counter-space capabilities by a few States could create instability and degrade the space environment. This publication examines three key challenges that apply for all actors in space. It presents a concrete proposals on how to implement measures to reduce tension in space and encourage adoption of best practices from the ‘outside in’.

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UNIDIR support for UN Disarmament Commission Working Group II

keywords

outer space , Security , TCBMs , counter-space , space weapons , space policy

linked programmes

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Other Strategic Weapons

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