Senior Researcher Jessica West will be participating in “Armed Conflict in Outer Space: Legal and Geopolitical implications”




December 1, 2022


From anti-satellite weapons tests to enhanced space-based defense capabilities, the proliferation of outer space military activities continues unabated. This proliferation threatens international peace and security and jeopardizes our ability to sustainably explore and use outer space. It also necessitates a rigorous and academic ‘deep dive’ into the rules governing military space activities. What is allowed? What is prohibited? And what are the inevitable ‘grey zones’? This webinar will first discuss the prospects for expanding and clarifying the existing international law that controls outer space militarization and weaponization. The discussion will then shift to look at the geopolitical impact that outer space militarization and weaponization is having here on Earth.