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Dialogue Fellow Paul Meyer on Outer Space Security

October 19, 2012

Dialogue Fellow Paul Meyer emphasizes the need to fulfil the void in outer space security in his recent article in Embassy Magazine:

"The security of outer space has largely been taken for granted by the international community, even though the vulnerability of space assets deployed there has long been recognized.

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty prohibited weapons of mass destruction from being placed in outer space, but it was silent regarding the deployment of other types of weapons.

The need to reinforce this existing treaty with additional measures has been affirmed at the UN General Assembly where a resolution on Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, has been adopted on an annual basis."

Read the full piece here: Race faster to secure space.