New Report Examines Space Security Issues

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

A newly issued study provides a comprehensive source of data and analysis on space activities and their cumulative impact on the security of outer space. Space Security 2009 has been jointly released by Project Ploughshares and Secure World Foundation on behalf of the Space Security Index, an international research consortium. This is the sixth annual report on trends and developments …

Anarchy in Space: The Need for a Comprehensive Security Regime for Outer Space

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

Author Jessica West The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 Two events early in 2009 drew attention to the ongoing quest for security in outer space. On February 11 two satellites unexpectedly collided in space. On April 5 North Korea attempted to launch a satellite into orbit. While technically unrelated, both events point to the urgent need for a …

Reaching Out: New Approaches to Security in Space

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

Author Jessica West The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 This article is based on a presentation given at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. on January 8, 2009. Acting responsibly in space requires clear vision, sound plans, and cooperation from spacefaring nations. Each must reach out to the others in the international community to end diplomatic gridlock. The …