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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Bleddyn Bowen on War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

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In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations, Space Policy/Warfare Expert at University of Leicester talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

Dr. Bleddyn E. Bowen talked about his new book War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics, published by Edinburgh University Press, which has been lauded by Peter L Hays of the Space Policy Institute as ‘the largest contribution to spacepower thought in a generation’. With the new US space force being set up and numerous other states setting up dedicated military space units, Dr. Bowen took issue with several misconceptions about military thinking in outer space. Namely, the belief that outer space is the ‘ultimate high ground’ of warfare today and in future. In addition to this, Dr. Bowen also discussed the wider implications of the spread of military space technology for power politics on Earth.

He also answered relevant questions from the audience.

This Space Cafè WebTalk, held on 30 June 2020, was hosted by Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. The Space Cafè WebTalk series is SpaceWatch.Global’s innovative webinar platform featuring global space experts.

Want to know more? Dr. Bowen’s background slides are available at: 200630_SCWT_Bowen_Slides

The complete video can be seen here:


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