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Weaponisation of outer space

Mankind’s dependence on space-based services has grown exponentially in the last few decades.’

On 14 March, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, was featured on Centre for Security Studies: The CSS Blog Network for his article on ‘Preventing Future Conflicts in Outer Space.’ It discusses alarming gaps in international space law, including the Outer Space Treaty, growing vulnerabilities and preventing a future arms race in outer space.

Al-Rodhan states, ‘Contemporary strategists warn that command and control structures of modern militaries are also becoming critically dependent on space-based assets for communication, coordination, reconnaissance, surveillance, high-precision targeting and other critical military activities. This increasing indispensability of space for modern military activities makes satellites ideal targets in future conflicts.

To read more about Professor Al-Rodhan’s thoughts on preventing future conflicts in outer space, click below.

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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.