This study begins with the widely recognized problem of 21st century space vulnerabilities. To address this challenge, it proposes the new concept of an “allied space network” as a possible means of both reducing risks and enhancing space power. Such a concept would move beyond realist, Cold War “balancing” in space, and instead would require new forms of technical and political cooperation in the military sector among participating states. In thinking about future space security this study argues that trans-national networks and alliances offer considerable untapped potential, with possibly significant benefits particularly for the United States, which—unlike China and Russia— already has established military alliances with a number of countries possessing or now developing advanced space capabilities.
Moltz, James Clay
"Coalitions in Space: Where Networks are Power,"
Space and Defense: Vol. 5:
0, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/spaceanddefense/vol5/iss0/4
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