Jessica West

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Senior researcher, Project Ploughshares

Jessica West is a senior researcher at Project Ploughshares, a Canadian peace and disarmament research organization. She serves as managing editor for the international Space Security Index project as part of a larger research and policy focus on technology, security, and governance. As an international civil society representative, Jessica has addressed, among others, the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), the UN Conference on Disarmament, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), and presented at conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. She holds a PhD in global governance and international security studies from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University.

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The dark side of moon exploration

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August 14, 2019

Landing on the moon 50 years ago was a major achievement. But, as Jessica West writes, renewing a space race without checks and balances only spells trouble.