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How to Prevent Space Arms Race

Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 April 2019

The US President Donald Trump has recently announced to establish a Space Force. Both the US and Russia are also keen to modernize respective nuclear forces. They may begin to deploy more space-based devices to strengthen nuclear deterrence in coming years. Given such an ambition to project military power into space, the prevention or control of militarization and weaponization of space are an urgent task for international community.

In the light of technological advances, space can not only be an arena of international rivalry but also be a springboard of confidence building measures by using surveillance and monitoring technology. Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (J-PAND) editors wish to shed light on the state and future of military use of space and how to prevent arms race in space, and to call for papers in this regard. Topics and questions may include, but not be limited to;

  • What is the nature of military use of space in the post-Cold War era? What kind of space weapons can potentially be developed by capitalizing on loopholes in the Outer Space Treaty? What is a current situation of an arms race in space? How can we control it?
  • How will the Trump initiative on the establishment of an US Space Force change US military and nuclear strategy? How will it affect its allies such as Japan or NATO countries?
  • Will an arms race in space destabilize or stabilize the existing international order?
  • How will an arms race in space affect nuclear strategies and nuclear disarmament policies in the future?
  • How can we utilize intelligence technologies in space to verify multilateral disarmament measures and the denuclearization of North Korea? Or to enhance confidence building measures?
  • Terminal design and operation
  • Transport planning in freight carrier networks
  • Vehicle routing and fleet management

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Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Submission guidelines

Deadline for submission of papers is April 30 2019, and the special issue is expected to be published in October 2019.

Read the full instructions for authors: here.

Ready to submit? Submit online: here.

Editorial Information

If you have any inquiries, please contact Managing Editor - Hibiki YAMAGUCHI at jpnd@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp 

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