Post Tagged with: "Space"

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

An alternative spatio-temporal imagery is an ‘invitation to become lost in the world’. Everyday experiences drive the need to rethink our understanding in and of IR.

A Critical Exploration of the London Olympic Park, Part One

A Critical Exploration of the London Olympic Park, Part One

In March 2014, students from Royal Holloway joined forces with students from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, on an exercise in critical security mapping.

How Does IR Relate to Space Exploration in the 21st Century?

How Does IR Relate to Space Exploration in the 21st Century?

For any country to neglect the soft power dimensions of space is done at the country’s long-term peril. Clearly, Asian countries understand this premise.

The Legacy of the Apollo Moon Landings

The Legacy of the Apollo Moon Landings

The Apollo Space program left an important legacy to both the US nation and the proponents of space exploration. This legacy is vast, going far beyond the political goals for which the project was created.

The Meaning of Mars

The Meaning of Mars

The idea of a new space race is unlikely to become a reality. Why in the globalization era should nations cooperate to get to Mars? Perhaps the most pragmatic reason is because none of them will be able to afford it alone.

The Terrestrial Parochialism of International Relations

The Terrestrial Parochialism of International Relations

One certain casualty of a Chinese annexation of territory on the Moon would be that students of International Relations would be compelled to abandon their parochial terrestrial perspective.

Review – John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Review – John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

As the product of a noted political scientist and longtime space policy specialist at George Washington University, John Logsdon’s John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon has been long awaited. It brings new insight into the history of the most spectacular U.S. and human space commitment ever accomplished.

The US Space Shuttle Legacy and IR: A Realist Perspective

The US Space Shuttle Legacy and IR: A Realist Perspective

The apparent US retrenchment from space in recent years shows some courage and wisdom. It is now time to focus on the future in a more sustainable way, and win back the command of the edge of space. That is the path chosen by President Obama, though, one must not forget the legacy of the Space Shuttle and the era it represented.

Space Warfare: a 21st Century Battleground

Space Warfare: a 21st Century Battleground

The USA is not the only power with key interests in outer space, and will have to pander to other sensitivities in the future. Russia, China, the EU and commercial actors are prevalent in their discussions. We must ask the questions who are we defending from, and to whom are we going to deny the access of space?

Outer Space Development: Including Everyone in the Process

Outer Space Development: Including Everyone in the Process

The first phase of outer space development has already taken place, involving satellite telecommunications industries, television, cell phones, the Internet and a multitude of goods and services linked to these space technologies. The vast majority of people around the world still think of outer space as an elite field for government astronauts and scientists. So, why not expose more people to outer space development?

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