New Competition for a Space Security Regime

Cesar Jaramillo Space Security

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2010 Volume 31 Issue 2 The many challenges facing the long-term sustainability of outer space go beyond militarization and potential weaponization. Although the prevention of an arms race in outer space (PAROS) remains the main priority for those involved with policy development for space activities at different multilateral forums, growing attention is being given …

Seize the Day: Civil Society Recommendations to the Canadian Government to Advance Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2010 Volume 31 Issue 1 On January 25-26, experts including academics, civil society representatives, and government officials convened in Ottawa for a conference entitled “Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons.” The event was sponsored by a coalition of Canadian civil society organizations, including Project Ploughshares,1 and sought to address current challenges and opportunities facing …

In Defence of the PPWT Treaty: Toward a Space Weapons Ban

Cesar Jaramillo Space Security

Author Cesar Jaramillo The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2009 Volume 30 Issue 4 The draft Treaty on Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and of the Threat or Use of Force against Outer Space Objects (PPWT) (CD 2008), jointly introduced to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) by Russia and China in 2008, constituted a welcome step toward the non-weaponization …

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 …