BLUFSpace infrastructure is a fundamental aspect of defence and our society in general—but it can be placed at risk due to geopolitics, strategic competition, offensive weapons, mistrust, misunderstandings, miscalculations and a diplomatic impasse.
Samuel Strickland writing in the Strategist, makes the following points:
- The United Nations has an open-ended working group to reduce space threats.
- The US, China and Russia agree—only in general terms—about how to operate in 'Space.'
- 'Space security is weapons focused', 'space safety is behaviour and sustainable use of space focussed'.
- Creating a transparent, precise and widely accepted framework for how nations should operate in space is crucial for future development.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- 'SPACE' (Operating in and use of) 01: COLLECTION | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
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References from the Web:
- JAN 2021 Placement of Weapons in Outer Space: The Dichotomy Between Word and Deed-Lawfare
- MAR 2022 U.S. Remarks for Conference on Disarmament Subsidiary Body 3 – Prevention Of An Arms Race In Outer Space-US Mission Geneva.
- AUG 2022 Reduce Friction in Space By Amending The 1967 Outer Space Treaty-War on the Rocks.