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May 12, 2022

Eftimiades in the news on small satellites

By Atlantic Council

Nicholas Eftimiades featured in multiple news outlets based on his recently released small satellites report.

Non-Traditional Threats Space

In the News

May 12, 2022

Sadat in SpaceNews on the Arctic and space

By Atlantic Council

Mir Sadat asserts that the US military does not adequately consider the implications of the space domain on its Arctic strategies.

Defense Policy Maritime Security
Several tiny satellites photographed by an Expedition 33 crew member on the International Space Station. The satellites were released outside the Kibo laboratory using a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer attached to the Japanese module’s robotic arm on Oct. 4, 2012. Source: NASA, “Several tiny satellites,” Wikimedia Commons, October 4, 2012, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISS-33_Several_tiny_satellites_1.jpg.

Report

May 5, 2022

Small satellites: The implications for national security

By Nicholas Eftimiades

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Nicholas Eftimiades considers how the US government can better leverage commercial satellites to enhance space security.

China Defense Industry

In the News

Apr 24, 2022

Manning in The National Interest: The coming anarchy in outer space

By Atlantic Council

On April 24, Robert Manning published an article in the National Interest with Peter Wilson concerning international space activities. They argue that space is becoming increasingly anarchic, and advocate for a return to heavier international regulations on humanity’s final frontier. “It is a sign of the times that NASA, whose accords would be a strong […]

China Defense Technologies

In the News

Apr 5, 2022

Chilton at Franciscan University on his experience in Air Force and NASA

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense distinguished fellow General Kevin P. Chilton explains how he balanced family with a career as a four-star general and astronaut.

Space United States and Canada

Event Recap

Mar 9, 2022

General Dickinson describes how USSPACECOM safeguards US interests in space

By Madison Littlepage

The Commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson explains how the United States prepares for and responds to security threats in space as part of Forward Defense's Commanders Series.

Defense Industry Missile Defense

In the News

Feb 22, 2022

Grieco in Space News: Why space alarmism is wrong and dangerous

By Atlantic Council

On February 22, Kelly Grieco published an article in SpaceNews, cautioning against space alarmism. She argues that such space race concerns can drive misperceptions and unnecessary spending and that the United States should focus on cooperation in space over competition. According to Grieco, “Mutually beneficial scientific cooperation between the United States and China mitigates the […]

China Defense Technologies

In the News

Feb 17, 2022

Grieco in Space News Business: Why space alarmism is wrong and dangerous

By Atlantic Council

On February 17, Kelly Grieco was published in Space News Business with an article on why space alarmism is wrong and dangerous. Grieco explains that the United States has near-superiority in space technology, and that reports comparing adversaries’ space capabilities are often exaggerated or overblown. She argues that US space policy should embrace cooperation with other space-faring […]

China Defense Technologies

In the News

Jan 29, 2022

Chilton in DefenseNews on building up the US Space Force

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense distinguished fellow Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (Ret.) writes in DefenseNews on the Space Force.

China National Security

Engagement Reframed

Jan 26, 2022

Engagement Reframed: Introduction

By Robert A. Manning, Christopher Preble

The Biden administration has been slow to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need or to facilitate foreign manufacturing of vaccines, squandering a diplomatic opportunity and potentially endangering US security.

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