The future of security in space

Cover credit: Helen Lundeberg, “The Veil,” 1947, The Macfarlane Collection

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

China Cybersecurity

The Longer Telegram

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Cover credit: Helen Lundeberg, “The Veil,” 1947, The Macfarlane Collection

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

China Cybersecurity

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Anonymous

Jan 28, 2021

The Longer Telegram: Toward a new American China strategy

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Anonymous

China presents the most important challenge to the United States in the twenty-first century. To address this challenge, the United States urgently needs "an integrated, operational, and bipartisan national strategy."

China

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Guidelines for implementation

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

This strategy proposes a clear and comprehensive plan for competition with China. While it is possible to implement this strategy piecemeal, the various elements of the strategy are mutually reinforcing.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Strengths and weaknesses of the principal competitors

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

The development of a good strategy for any competition should begin with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the principal competitors.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Defend likeminded allies and partners and the rules-based system from China and impose costs on China when it violates international standards

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

In addition to strengthening themselves to compete with China, likeminded allies and partners must be prepared to defend themselves and the rules-based international system from threatening Chinese behavior.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Elements of the strategy

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

To achieve the strategy's goals, likeminded allies and partners should follow a three-part strategy for China: Strengthen, Defend, and Engage.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Strategic context: The rules-based international system

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

The post-World War II, rules-based international system, led by likeminded allies and partners, has produced unprecedented levels of peace, prosperity, and freedom, but it is coming under increasing strain. A foremost challenge to the system is the return of great-power competition with revisionist, autocratic states—especially China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Strengthen likeminded allies and partners and the rules-based international system

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Likeminded allies and partners must strengthen themselves, their alliances, and the rules-based system for a new era of great-power competition.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Engage China from a position of strength to cooperate on shared interests and incorporate China into an adapted rules-based system

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

As they compete, likeminded allies and partners should look for opportunities to collaborate with China on areas of mutual interests.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Dec 16, 2020

Other aspects of the strategic context

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

The COVID-19 pandemic, shifts in the global balance of power, a loss of confidence in the West, and other challenges are straining the rules-based international system.