Articles Tagged: rules of the road

New Space Pact is Risky for U.S.

Eric Sterner discussed the Code of Conduct.  This article appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology on May 21, 2012.

Kueter on Space Security

Institute President Jeff Kueter discusses space security and the Code of Conduct at a Heritage Foundation event.

Do We Need a Code of Conduct for Space? Considering Recent Developments in the Effort to Change Behavior in Space

Does the United States need an International Code of Conduct in Space to preserve an advantage or to advance its interests? Does the U.S. need a Code of Conduct to signal to others what it considers acceptable behavior in space? Will a Code of Conduct dissuade international actors from misbehavior? Will an agreement brought to […]

The Facts Behind the Code of Conduct

The Department of Defense (DOD) is intensifying its advocacy for the U.S. accession to the proposed European Union Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. In a “fact sheet” released a few weeks ago (see %20International%20Code%20%208-18-11.pdf), the DOD advances four propositions as “facts”. Fact #1: “Space is vital to our nation’s security and economy, […]

Space Conflict and Norms

Dr. John Sheldon, a George C. Marshall Institute Fellow, discusses the contributions of ‘rules of the road’ and ‘codes of conduct’ in meeting the security challenges confronting the United States in space.

Conduct of the Code

The European Union wants other governments to adopt its draft “Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities.”  The administration of U.S. president Barack Obama has been working with the EU on this code for a couple of years, and according to a deputy assistant secretary of state is hoping “to make a decision as to […]

Rules of the Road in Space: Does a Code of Conduct Improve U.S. Security?

U.S. adoption of the European Union’s Code of Conduct appears imminent.  Unilateral adoption of the Code by the Obama Administration, likely through executive order, is not necessary to secure U.S. interests in space and potentially undermines those interests in the long run.  In Rules of the Road in Space, Institute President Jeff Kueter examines the arguments […]

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