“Oceania’s Potential Role in Space Governance Development?” is a new paper written by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Oehlers focuses on the potential of Oceania playing a more vital role in the future of space governance.
It may seem incongruous to speak of space and Oceania together. Somehow, the juxtaposition of high-tech space missions against a commonly held vision of relaxed, sunny, palm-fringed beaches, just seems odd. Yet, in these unusual times we live in, the connection may be more important than we realize. At a time of heightened geopolitical competition across multiple domains, Oceania can assume a very helpful role assisting the United States and like-minded nations in a strategic contest shaping the governance of these domains.
Dr. Alfred Oehlers is a professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are his own.
Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.