John B Sheldon

Senior Adviser to Policy Exchange’s Space Policy Unit


Dr John B Sheldon is Senior Adviser to Policy Exchange’s Space Policy Unit. In his main job he serves as an Associate Partner at AzurX, a strategic technology and investment company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He previously served as a Strategic Adviser to the UAE Ministry of Defence in Abu Dhabi for over five years. Prior to his current position, John was Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, and Professor of Space and Cyberspace Strategic Studies at the U.S. Air Force’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. John started his career as a diplomat in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. John has consulted on national security space and cyber issues for numerous governments and corporations around the world and is also the founding editor (now Emeritus) of Astropolitics, a leading peer-reviewed space policy journal, and for five years was the publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Britain and the Geopolitics of Space Technology

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