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Russia's Space Race

Russia’s push for an outer space comeback.

On February 23, EurasiaReview featured Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s (GCSP) Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The media outlet published an article on ‘Russia: Space Power and Strategic Culture – Analysis.’

He highlights the importance of strategic culture to collective memory. Specifically, referencing John Snyder, ‘strategic culture implies a process whereby individuals are socialised into a distinctive mode of strategic thinking.’

Professor Al-Rodhan continues, ‘Russian strategic culture: the continued maintenance of the ruling class’ legitimacy; the importance of patriotism and victimhood; and a ‘martial’ political culture which has contributed to the militarization of Russia’s strategic culture. Due to these factors, Russia’s planned space projects are ambitious.’

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