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Part I International Law and Space Law, 4 International Co-operation and Control: from Atoms to Space

From: Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 October 2022

Subject(s):
Arms control — Outer space — Regional organizations — Weapons, nuclear — International peace and security
Outer space shares with the atom this common feature. Harnessed for peaceful use, they each can yield mankind hitherto undreamed of benefits; abused for military purposes, they may spell the end of the human race. How to control their exploitation for military ends and to promote international co-operation in their peaceful use is one of the most pressing problems of our time. Indeed, some may even say that man's very survival depends on the solution to this problem. One of the major difficulties in finding an entirely satisfactory solution lies in the fact that...
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