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Space is the future for humanity. Whether that is a future of amity and cooperation, or competition and conflict depends in large part to what America makes it. While America cannot afford to entirely abandon cooperation with the world in the final frontier, neither can it afford to cede the advantage in a new field of potential warfare to adversaries in China and Russia. What is needed is a moderate path of competition where necessary and cooperation where beneficial, in order to most fully advance the cause of American national security. By utilizing arms treaties to prevent Chinese domination, while developing technologies through government investment that can serve both commercial purposes as well as potential military roles, the United States can form policy and international law in space firmly to its advantage and to the overall betterment of the world.
Prentice, Paul and Waite, Nathan
"Combining Competition and Cooperation: A Guide to U.S. Space Relations,"
Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy: Vol. 1:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/jspp/vol1/iss1/6