Why Outer Space Matters for National and International Security

During my time as the Acting Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, I was honoured to be able to organise and facilitate a high level conference on "The Weaponization of Outer Space: Ethical and Legal Boundaries".  I moderated a public event,… Continue reading Why Outer Space Matters for National and International Security

Stop Calling Space a “Frontier”

Cross-posted from the Civocracy "Debating Security Plus" 2019 forum, which invites security experts to debate specific issues online. I was invited to contribute under the discussion theme "Space: The Next Frontier?" https://www.civocracy.org/dsplus With the creation of the U.S.’s Space Force, and NATO’s announcement this week that outer space will be recognised as a domain of… Continue reading Stop Calling Space a “Frontier”

The Intertwining of Commercial and Military Interests during Peacetime and Conflict in Outer Space

For the launch of a new volume edited by Bill Boothby, titled "New Technologies and the Law in War and Peace", Opinio Juris hosted an online symposium. I was honoured to receive an invitation to take part, and chose to respond to Melissa de Zwart's great chapter on outer space. The full blog post appears… Continue reading The Intertwining of Commercial and Military Interests during Peacetime and Conflict in Outer Space