Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security


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Nancy W. Gallagher and John David Steinbruner
Reconsidering the Rules of Space

Nancy Gallagher is the Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Before coming to the University of Maryland, Gallagher was the Executive Director of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Task Force and worked with the Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State on recommendations to build bipartisan support for U.S. ratification. She has been an arms control specialist in the State Department, a Foster Fellow in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and a faculty member at Wesleyan University. Gallagher is the author of The Politics of Verification (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), the editor of Arms Control: New Approaches to Theory and Policy (Frank Cass, 1998), and the co-author with John D. Steinbruner, Elisa D. Harris, and Stacy M. Okutani of Controlling Dangerous Pathogens: A Prototype Protective Oversight System (CISSM, 2007). She has also written articles on space security, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and other topics related to global security. She received her B.A. in history from Carleton College and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

John D. Steinbruner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Steinbruner served as Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at Brookings from 1978–1996. He has also held various academic positions at Yale University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Steinbruner is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association. He has authored and edited a number of books and monographs, including Controlling Dangerous Pathogens: A Prototype Protective Oversight System, co-authored with Elisa D. Harris, Nancy Gallagher, and Stacy M. Okutani (CISSM, 2007); Principles of Global Security (Brookings, 2000); A New Concept of Cooperative Security, co-authored with Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry (Brookings, 1992); and The Cybernetic Theory of Decision (Princeton, 1974, reissued with new preface in 2002). His articles have appeared in Daedalus, Foreign Policy, International Security, Scientific American, the Washington Quarterly, and other journals. Steinbruner received his A.B. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.