Space diplomacy – future perspective


Space is a new area for diplomacy. Diplomacy plays an important role in all domains from culture, science, and technology, and is a field that focuses on international relations between states. It facilitates communication and exchange of knowledge between states, and is a discipline that has evolved. A new type of diplomacy that has emerged in recent years is “space diplomacy”, which is responsible for arms control and maintaining the “peaceful uses of outer space”. Weaponization and the militarization of space are important and sensitive policy issues for states. The defense of space, and using space for defense, are issues that are now being discussed between diplomats worldwide. Many issues are also being negotiated by international space organizations. This article presents the new discipline of space diplomacy and examines its future by analyzing legal documents negotiated by the international community. The article is relevant to debates on the legal and political aspect of space security and the peaceful use of space for commercial purposes.
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