Airpower after Ukraine

Aug 30, 2022

Commercial satellites are on the front lines of war today. Here’s what this means for the future of warfare.

By Julia Siegel

Commercial space companies are enabling critical warfighting functions in Ukraine and will continue to provide a lifeline in future conflict scenarios.

Defense Technologies Intelligence
foreign leaders at the Negev Summit

Event Recap

Aug 24, 2022

“An analogous gold spike”: Harnessing the space industrial base for twenty-first century prosperity

By Delharty Manson

A panel of space experts and report authors discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can work with private companies to expand the United States' competitive edge in the space domain.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies
A Russian soldier stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, August 4, 2022. (Source: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo)

New Atlanticist

Aug 19, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia and Ukraine warn Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant facing imminent threat

By Eto Buziashvili, Ruslan Trad, Nika Aleksejeva, Givi Gigitashvili

The Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continues to provoke fear among the international community in light of renewed shelling around the plant.

Disinformation Internet

Issue Brief

Aug 2, 2022

Space traffic management: Time for action

By Mir Sadat, Julia Siegel

Mir Sadat and Julia Siegel highlight challenges to and opportunities for addressing space traffic management in this Forward Defense issue brief.

China National Security

New Atlanticist

Jul 27, 2022

Russia’s pulling the plug on space cooperation. Should the world be worried?

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts break down Moscow’s extraplanetary plans after it pulls out of the International Space Station.

Russia Security & Defense

In the News

Jun 21, 2022

Roberts quoted in the Financial Times on Elon Musk’s Starlink as it relates to China

On June 20, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article, “Elon Musk’s Starlink aid to Ukraine triggers scrutiny in China over US military links,” in the Financial Times. In this article, Roberts argues that China will begin imposing restrictions on foreign companies as a consequence of the threat that Starlink is posing to Beijing.   […]

China Internet

In the News

Jun 16, 2022

White in CyberScoop on Russia and information operations

By Atlantic Council

"TJ" White was quoted in CyberScoop saying that the Russian focus on information operations has been unyielding. White, however, argued that Russian information war objectives have been thwarted to a large degree by Starlink satellite internet and by the fact that many Ukrainians have virtual private networks.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Engagement Reframed

Jun 16, 2022

Engagement Reframed #8: How to avoid anarchy in space

By Robert A. Manning

There is a dangerous deficit of governance with regard to human activities in our space, which presents an opportunity for mutually beneficial cooperation among rivals.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 13, 2022

A shoebox-sized solution: How small satellites can help the US Coast Guard

By Madison Littlepage

To provide adequate coverage in an increasingly trafficked region, the Coast Guard must invest in small satellite technology.

Maritime Security Space
James Taiclet at the FD Forum

Event Recap

May 26, 2022

Lockheed Martin CEO James D. Taiclet on 21st century security and the Russia-Ukraine war

By Caroline Steel

At the inaugural Forward Defense Forum, Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet breaks down 21st century security, the war in Ukraine, and new frontiers for defense innovation.

China Conflict