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Thu, Apr 22, 2021

#93: Adopt a Long-Term Space Strategy

By: Christopher P. Mulder, Clementine Starling, Mark J. Massa, and Julia Siegel What is the kernel of the issue? The US lacks a long-term, actionable strategy that will secure space for many years to come. Previous such strategy documents lay out shorter timeframes for securing space. However, space activity requires a much longer-term vision and […]

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Kroenig, Massa, and Trotti quoted in Fox News on ICBM Modernization

On April 21, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and Forward Defense Assistant Directors Christian Trotti and Mark J. Massa were featured in a Fox News piece on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization. The piece summarized the arguments for and against the proposed steps to modernize the land-based leg of the triad.

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Sun, Apr 11, 2021

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

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.

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

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Mark J. Massa is an assistant director in Forward Defense within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Massa contributes to FD programs and research on nuclear security and arms control, the Future of DHS Project, the Commanders Series, and other endeavors. Having supported the launch of Forward Defense as the Scowcroft Center’s newest practice area, he continues to carry out program administration in strategy, budgeting, business development, and event planning. He is a second-year MA candidate in the Security Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His research focuses on nuclear weapons, emerging technology, and the Arctic.

Massa graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He was awarded honors in his major for a senior thesis on a theory of nuclear ballistic missile submarine strategy. He was elected to several honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa (national), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), and Pi Delta Phi (French).