Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series
Toward a New National Security Space Strategy: Time for a Strategic Rebalancing

A conversation with:
Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese
Professor, National Security Affairs
US Naval War College
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Co-Author

Mr. Mike Gruss
Senior Staff Writer
Space News

Ms. Theresa Hitchens
Senior Research Scholar, Center for International and Security Studies
University of Maryland
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Co-Author

The paper, written by Theresa Hitchens, senior research scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland and Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College, features a foreword by former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and commander of US Strategic Command, Gen. James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), and posits that the United States has a moment to rebalance its strategy for national security in space. In particular, the authors propose that the US reduce its focus on militarizing space while emphasizing diplomacy and other areas of engagement. While they acknowledge growing threats from Russia, China, and other actors, they believe a militaristic approach to space policy and strategy will make the United States less safe.

Please note that the goal of this event will be to not only hear from the authors but to engage in a conversation with the audience about this important topic. So, please be prepared to raise your questions and comments as the speakers will be engaging members of the audience throughout the conversation to encourage greater dialogue and debate.

The Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series is designed to enrich the public debate and build consensus on the great strategic challenges of our time, as well as to help shape strategic thinking in US and allied governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the global media.


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