Spacefaring states have claimed to support the prevention of an arms race in outer space, yet some of them have continued to develop and test counterspace capabilities, which fosters the weaponization of outer space.
Almudena Azcárate Ortega is a doctoral student at Georgetown Law, where she focuses her research on the intersection between outer space law and security & defense. Prior to her S.J.D, she received her LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown Law, where she was the recipient of the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the most distinguished academic performance in the program. Almudena holds an LL.B. and a Double Masters in Legal Practice and Corporate Law from the University of Navarra. She is admitted to practice law in Spain, and prior to her studies at Georgetown, she was a practicing attorney at Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez.
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