Audiopaper | Australia as a space power: combining civil, defence, and diplomatic efforts

This episode of the National Security Podcast brings you an audiopaper from the Policy Options Paper series, the flagship publication of the ANU National Security College. Australia as a Space Power: Combining Civil, Defence, and Diplomatic Efforts is authored by Cassandra Steer – Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and Mission Specialist at the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace).


Space is a critical strategic domain for Australia’s civilian and military interests but is increasingly congested, contested and competitive. Major powers are engaged in a destabilising space arms race – China, Russia, and the United States have rejected the strategic restraint that kept space a stable political and military domain. As a ‘middle space power’, Australia has the capacity to encourage responsible behaviour in space.


This episode of the National Security Podcast brings you an audiopaper from the Policy Options Paper series – the flagship publication of the ANU National Security College. Policy Options Papers offer short, evidence-based and forward-looking insights and recommendations for policymakers on topical national security issues facing Australia. Every paper in the series is informed by consultation, and reviewed by practitioner and academic experts. You can read this paper and others in the series on the National Security College website.


Dr Cassandra Steer FHEA is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and Mission Specialist at the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace).


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