United States–Russia Space Cooperation Post-Crimea Annexation
US Agenda of Strategic Engagement
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- International Space Station (ISS), United States, Russia, Strategic Engagement
This paper discusses US policy regarding the decision to extend space cooperation agreements with Russia. The relationship between the United States and Russia was harmed and stretched by Russia’s decision to annex Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula. However, President Barack Obama actually had the final initiative to continue and extend space cooperation with Russia until 2024. In terms of the concept of defense diplomacy, the concept of strategic engagement was the most frequently used form of diplomacy internationally in the Obama administration. However, most previous studies examine initiatives to extend space cooperation from the perspective of national security and the development of international structures through cooperative institutions. By employing the concept of strategic engagement as an analytical framework, this paper seeks to apply the important variables contained in this concept in the form of international anti-space cooperation in the United States. The paper’s main argument is that space cooperation relations initiated by the United States are based on the application of the concept of strategic engagement to achieve peace and strong cooperation, and are thus bounded by three main variables: (1) political agenda; (2) attribute of transparency; (3) interaction model. This paper also suggests that strategic engagement is an appropriate initiative or response by the United States to reduce tension between the two countries by continuing joint space cooperation.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Kamil Ghiffary Abdurrahman PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - United States–Russia Space Cooperation Post-Crimea Annexation BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 168 EP - 175 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.021 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.021 ID - Abdurrahman2021 ER -