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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.

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100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Feb 27, 2021

#39: Revive and Expand the OTA

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

By: Paul Saffo What is the kernel of the issue? The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) has laid dormant since being defunded in 1995. Why is the issue important? The OTA provided Congress with objective expert analyses of scientific and technical issues critical to legislative decision-making. Recent events from the pandemic to climate-related weather disasters are a reminder that […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Feb 6, 2021

#18: Ratify UNCLOS

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

By: Paul Saffo What is the kernel of the issue? UNCLOS—the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—has languished unratified by the United States for 25 years despite the support of successive Administrations and interested parties from the US Chamber of Commerce to the Pentagon. Why is the issue important? This has left […]

Paul Saffo is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster and a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. He teaches at Stanford University, where he is a consulting associate professor in the School of Engineering, and chairs the Future Studies track at Singularity University. Paul serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation and the Bay Area Economic Institute. His essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.