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Statecraft and Spacecraft: The History and Future of Space Diplomacy

REQUIRED READINGS

Laura Montgomery, “The Outer Space Treaty and Prohibited Military Space Activities,” Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, March 2023.

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. December 19, 1966.

U.S. Secretary of Defense, Tenets of Responsible Behavior in Space, July 7, 2021.

U.S. Space Priorities Framework, available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/United-States-Space-Priorities-Framework-_-December-1-2021.pdf.

 

RECOMMENDED READINGS

Beard, Jack M., “Soft Law’s Failure on the Horizon: The International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities” (2016). Space and Telecommunications Law Program Faculty Publications. Paper 87.

Henry Hertzfeld, Ch. 10 “Commercial Space and Spacepower,” Towards a Theory of Spacepower, National Defense University, 2011.

Johnson, Christopher “The Outer Space Treaty at 50,” The Space Review, Jan. 23, 2017.

David A. Koplow, “The Fault Is Not in Our Stars: Avoiding an Arms Race in Outer Space,” 59 Harv. Int’l L.J. 331, 2018.

National Space Policy, December 2020, available at https://www.space.commerce.gov/policy/national-space-policy/.

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, China’s White Paper on Space, January 28, 2022.

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