In 2013, the Stimson Center's Space Security Project is focusing on two initiatives, both led by Stimson co-founder, Michael Krepon: to build support for a Code of Conduct for responsible space-faring nations, and to compare and contrast "space deterrence" and nuclear deterrence.
Stimson has been focusing on ways to enhance U.S. security and to avoid dangerous confrontations in space since 2002. The objective of Stimson programming is to help assure that satellites critical for US national and economic security will be available for use when needed. The use of satellites won't be assured through warfare in space because satellites are very vulnerable, and because all major space-faring nations have multiple means to interfere, disable or destroy them. A Code of Conduct can strengthen norms for the responsible use of space, while facilitating actions against those who act irresponsibly in this domain. Read more
Research NewsPublication: Anti-satellite Weapons, Deterrence and Sino-American Space Relations
The Stimson Center today issued a collection of six essays titled "Anti-satellite Weapons, Deterrence and Sino-American Space Relations," which provide a range of viewpoints about cooperation between the U.S. and China in space.
"Some of the essays, mine included, are cautiously optimistic," said Stimson Co-founder and Space Security Project Director Michael Krepon, who edited the… Read More »