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Why diplomacy is needed now to set rules for outer space

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With private companies dominating the space economy and the International Space Station approaching its decommissioning, it is now more important than ever to engage in space diplomacy to preserve international cooperation, a Northeastern expert says.

“There’s a huge shortage of rules,” says Mai’a K. Davis Cross, director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures and dean’s professor of political science, international affairs and diplomacy.

Regulations outlining the rules for activities of both different countries and private companies in space, Cross says, would benefit peaceful cooperation, safety of personnel and property and efficient use of resources.

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