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    The Politics of Dual-Use Technology: Starlink and the War in Ukraine

    Technology politicisation is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. It can occur at various stages of technological development and deployment. Starlink, a satellite internet service offered by SpaceX, exemplifies this issue. The firm aims to deliver global internet coverage, which is quintessential for rural and geographically remote areas. However, it has raised concerns due to its dual-use nature and potential role in the ongoing dispute with Russia. This policy outlook will examine this predicament, focusing on Starlink’s significance not just for the Ukraine conflict but also for the dual-use technologies’ utilisation in international security.

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