On 16 April, Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs published GCSP’s Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan’s article on U.S. Space Policy and Strategic Culture. The article discusses strategic culture analysis ingrained in the US Space Program including, Al-Rodhan says, ‘persistent tenants of U.S. strategic culture, such as casualty aversion, the pursuit of freedom and progress, and the use of outer space for “peaceful purposes”.’
Professor Al-Rodhan states, ‘Strategic Culture should not be defined as an all-encompassing explanation for foreign policy. Instead, it is a lens through which to analyse state behaviour and threat calculus.’
Find out more about Professor Al-Rodhan’s thoughts on US space policy and the impact of strategic culture and the challenges in the coming decades.
GCSP expert Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan is running the Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium from 20-22 June in Geneva. A three-day course: day one, Future of Outer Space Security; day two: Transformative Technologies and Security; day three: Neurophilosophy of Global Security.