The contributing authors expand their focus beyond that of the United States, and explore and analyse the international developments and implications of national space strategies of Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, Israel, and Brazil. This book will be of much interest to students of space power and politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general. Search all titles.
Search all titles Search all collections. Your Account Logout. Space Strategy in the 21st Century. Edited By Eligar Sadeh. Hundreds of these spaces have sprung up around the world over the past decade. American real-estate companies like WeWork have already started the construction of new co-living buildings, although not on the same premises as their better-known co-working spaces for now.
However, the high level of external influences besides the government or even outside of the state reduces the influence of individual diplomats. For a good overview see Mitchell A. Gray, Colin. This is not to say that armed forced completely ceased to be used, as the continuation of covert operations and other types of limited use of armed force such as drones or cyber warfare amply demonstrates to this day. The Data Revolution.
Several generations coexist in these workspaces. This is a challenge for the companies that run these spaces, because they have to be able to offer a differentiated environment for each generation, but on the same premises. Five years from now, many bosses will be digital natives, and workspaces will be meeting points and co-working sites.
The most advanced companies are introducing flexible ways of working that reject enclosed, compartmentalized spaces and instead embrace collaborative areas. Is it more expensive to design collaborative, multifunctional spaces than it is to design traditional offices? In practice, designing flexible, open-plan workspaces is cheaper than designing traditional offices, since there are fewer partitions or other elements that divide up the space.
Technology makes it possible to do most activities from almost anywhere. You can use mobile devices to work, shop, learn and interact with other people. Offices must therefore adapt to this new mobile condition of contemporary life. Corporate headquarters must find a new role. Although changes of this sort have been most prevalent in tech firms, all sectors will be affected by this revolution to one degree or another.
This book offers an overview of space strategy in the 21st century. The purpose of space strategy is to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across. The search for security and development on the final frontier. Robert C. Harding. Space Strategy in the 21st Century. Theory and policy. Edited by Eligar Sadeh.
In my opinion, there are several elements that must be taken into account in order to create a collaborative, functional work environment. On the one hand, you have the physical space and the architectural considerations.
On the other hand, you have the technology that is used, including for aspects such as energy and environmental management. The last thing to consider is organizational structure and human-resources policies. I think an alignment between these areas is necessary in order to achieve the desired goals. For any company that wants to improve its offices, the important thing is to begin by conducting a needs analysis. Only after that should you discuss design issues.
The most advanced companies are introducing flexible ways of working that reject enclosed, compartmentalized spaces and instead embrace collaborative and more transversal areas. There are different profiles, so spaces should be varied and versatile. Co-working spaces have mostly appeared in big industrial areas where the cost per square meter is low, since start-ups as well as creative companies are interested in these areas. The siren song of isolationism is strong, and the burden of world leadership is great.
While Logan is right to demand that policymakers outline the explicit threat to American national security China poses, he is wrong to suggest it is small. Conclusion Maritime power provides American policy makers with significant benefits, perhaps none more important than time. Forces can be replaced, space can be regained, but time cannot.
Any conflict with China will require significant political considerations of the objectives to be attained while at the same time slowing escalation into a larger regional or global war. At the same time, should the conflict escalate, sea control will become a prerequisite for any hope of defeating China on land, as unpalatable as that option may be. Maritime power is also a more politically viable alternative in an age of budget austerity. It will meet our strategic security needs while providing flexible options to policy makers on appropriate responses to security challenges.
This is not to suggest that the development and modernization of long-range strike platforms, amphibious assault ships, logistic facilities or scouting systems will be cheap. They will not. Yet we need not consider maritime power solely from the perspective of large surface combatants, long-range bombers or nuclear attack submarines. Political viability is also important when considering international cooperation.
The pivot to Asia demands a rethinking of American maritime power and how we are to defeat China in a conflict.
Thinking about and preparing for such a conflict will reassure allies and friends while signaling to China that we are willing to fight. Our national security depends on our continued leadership in Asia.
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