In This Review

Seeking Stability in Space: Anti-Satellite Weapons and the Evolving Space Regime
Seeking Stability in Space: Anti-Satellite Weapons and the Evolving Space Regime
Edited by Joseph S. Nye, Jr., and James A. Schear
University Press of America, 1987, 167 pp
International Space Policy
International Space Policy
Edited by Daniel S. Papp and John R. McIntyre
Quorum Books, 1987, 328 pp

Both these volumes depart from the premise that space is the next frontier, and together they amount to a useful primer on the military and civilian uses of space. The Nye-Schear volume addresses the military dimension (satellites and weapons that might threaten them); the contributors are a roster of distinguished experts. The Papp-McIntyre book also takes up military questions but is most useful on the civil side, and, especially, in sorting out the clashing military and civilian interests in the framing of space policy.