Space Strategy, Policy, and Power

Eligar Sadeh

in International Relations

ISBN: 9780199743292
Published online July 2012 | | DOI:
Space Strategy, Policy, and Power


The development of strategy by states serves and fulfills policy and links power to purpose. Policy provides a roadmap for the strategic goals that states pursue, including the pursuit of power. The focus of this OBO entry concerns strategy, policy, and power in the domain of outer space on the state level of analysis. Space strategy is directed to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across security, commercial, and civil sectors. Without strategy and policy, space activities continue to provide value but remain removed from the overall strategic picture of spacefaring states, and it becomes increasingly difficult to identify and execute policies and programs. Optimizing the use of space for power and for security, economic, civil, and environmental ends is essential, as dependence on (and use of) space is accelerating and space is increasingly integrated in the fabric of activities across all sectors and uses.

Article.  11583 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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