War, Peace and Cooperation in the Last Wilderness

Review article based on “The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World” by Tim Marshall





This review essay considers contemporary issues in ‘astropolitics’, the geopolitics of outer space. It does so in the context of Tim Marshall’s 2023 book, The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World. After enjoying considerable success with his books on Earth-bound geopolitics, Marshall turns his attention to outer space and once again finds the politics between states playing out, albeit amid a radically different and hostile geography beyond the planet’s atmosphere. The Future of Geography serves as a first-rate primer on astropolitics. However, the book’s accessibility comes at a cost, with some important subjects only receiving superficial treatment. 


Outer Space, Space, Anti-satellite, Artemis Accords, Outer Space Treaty, Debris Mitigation, Space Warfare, Arms Control


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Author Bio

Aditya Ramanathan, Takshashila Instittuion

Aditya Ramanathan is a Research Fellow with the Takshashila Institution where he heads the Advanced Military Technologies Programme and Takshashila’s work on outer space affairs.


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