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The Politics of Space Security : Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests, Second Edition / James Moltz.

Author/Creator:
Moltz, James, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (400 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Astronautics and state -- History -- Soviet Union.
Astronautics and state -- History -- United States.
Astronautics and state -- Soviet Union -- History.
Astronautics and state -- United States -- History.
Military art and science.
Political science.
Space race -- History.
Space security -- History.
Space warfare -- Prevention.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The past five decades have witnessed often fierce international rivalry in space, but also surprising military restraint. Now, with an increasing number of countries capable of harming U.S. space assets, experts and officials have renewed a long-standing debate over the best route to space security. Some argue that space defenses will be needed to protect critical military and civilian satellites. Others argue that space should be a "sanctuary" from deployed weapons and military conflict, particularly given the worsening threat posed by orbital space debris. Moltz puts this debate into historical context by explaining the main trends in military space developments since Sputnik, their underlying causes, and the factors that are likely to influence their future course. This new edition provides analysis of the Obama administration's space policy and the rise of new actors, including China, India, and Iran. His conclusion offers a unique perspective on the mutual risks militaries face in space and the need for all countries to commit to interdependent, environmentally focused space security.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Dynamics of Space Security: Existing Explanations
2. Space and Environmental Security
3. Roots of the U.S.-Soviet Space Race: 1920s-1962
4. The Emergence of Cooperative Restraint: 1962-1975
5. Challenges to Space Security and Their Resolution: 1976-1991
6. Post-Cold War Space Uncertainty: 1992-2000
7. Renewed U.S. Space Nationalism: 2001-2008
8. Expanding International Norms amid Tensions: 2009-Present
9. Alternative Futures for Space Security
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780804780742
OCLC:
1198931192
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780804780742 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.