Coalition Building in Space: Where Networks are Power   [open pdf - 7MB]

"This study begins with the widely recognized problem of 21st century space vulnerabilities. To address this challenge, it proposes the new concept of an 'allied space network' as a possible means of both reducing risks and enhancing space power. Such a concept would move beyond realist, Cold War 'balancing' in space, and instead would require new forms of technical and political cooperation in the military sector among participating states. In thinking about future space security, however, this study argues that trans-national networks and alliances offer considerable untapped potential, with possibly significant benefits particularly for the United States, which--unlike China and Russia--already has established military alliances with a number of countries possessing or now developing advanced space capabilities." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

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Office of Strategic Research and Dialogues 2011 022; OSRD 2011 022
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