East Asia’s Space Agenda

  • Ajey Lele


East (Eastern) Asia is an extremely important region of Asia. Almost one fourth of the world’s human population live over here. The world’s second and third largest economies reside over here, and the region comprises of the only Asian state which is the permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This chapter and following two chapters discuss the space polices of few important states within the region. This chapter highlights on the space policies of the two Koreas and Taiwan, and subsequent chapters discuss the space policies of China and Japan.


Space Technology Space Policy Space Programme United Nations Security Council Ballistic Missile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
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  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysesNew DelhiIndia

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