As the relations between Russia and the U.S. start to look more like a new Cold War due to the situation in Ukraine, the potential for a new space race between the two countries is also becoming more realistic.

After the Cold War ended, there were great expectations that Moscow and Washington would start ambitious joint space exploration projects while reinforcing each other’s scientific and technical potential. Now, however, the future of joint space exploration projects is in jeopardy.

Read this thought-provoking RD Brief to find out what the key areas where the U.S. and Russia cooperate in space are as well as which areas of space cooperation may be strong enough to overcome mistrust over Ukraine.

The author is Sergey Oznobishchev of the Institute for World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

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