title={RISING POWERS},
  author={Michael James Sheehan},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  pages={44 - 50}
  • M. Sheehan
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Economics
  • The RUSI Journal
Abstract Asia's rising powers are developing indigenous space programmes at a startling pace. Though some hedging behaviour is apparent, most are designed to bolster technological autonomy and augment national prestige. Nevertheless, China and India are both pursuing anti-satellite capabilities. Not yet a full-blown race, both competition and cooperation is possible between Asia's giants. 
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