- By David BoscoDavid Bosco is a Foreign Policy contributing editor and assistant professor at American University's School of International Service. He is at work on a book about the International Criminal Court's first decade.
RIA Novosti reports that a senior Russian security official wants more robust multilateralism on space threats:
“The Russian Security Council has repeatedly proposed to develop an interstate target program to counter space threats, such as asteroids, comets and space junk,” [Nikolai] Patrushev said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta government daily, to be published in Wednesday’s edition.
“Preventing such threats requires the inter-governmental cooperation of states that have the ability to monitor and analyze the situation in near-Earth space,” the official said.