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Space Threat Assessment 2024

 of Space Threat Assessment by the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). For the last six years, CSIS has used open-source information to produce an annual assessment of threats to U.S. national security space systems posed by foreign government capabilities. Each report in this series catalogs yearly trends, uses, and advancements of counterspace weapons and enablers to […]

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A Contested Domain: From Space Theory to Practice

Hosted ByCSIS Aerospace Security Project and Secure World Foundation

On Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00pm ET the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) will host a virtual two-part event exploring space threat trends and how the U.S. Space Force is preparing Guardians to operate in a contested environment. This event will first feature a fireside chat with U.S. Space Training […]

Time2:00pm - 4:00pm ET
LocationOnline Only
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U.S. Space-Based Nuclear Command and Control: A Guide

The United States has long depended on a vast array of complex sensing and communications infrastructure to receive warning in the event of a nuclear attack and to execute nuclear orders. This command and control network is highly reliant on space-based assets to operate and provide dependable information to decision makers in the event of […]

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Tracking Developments in Counterspace Weapons

Hosted ByCSIS Aerospace Security Project and Secure World Foundation

Please join CSIS’s Aerospace Security Project and the Secure World Foundation as they discuss tracking developments in counterspace weapons. The conversation is on the heels of reports published by each organization, the Space Threat Assessment 2022 and Global Counterspace Capabilities Report.

Time9:00am - 10:30am ET
LocationYouTube Livestream
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When Elephants Fight in Space

There is an insightful African proverb that says, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same can be said for when states launch kinetic anti-satellite tests that produce harmful clouds of debris. Not only do these destructive tests—such as the Russian Federation’s missile test on November 15—undermine a sustainable space environment for all, but as the commercial […]

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The ASAT Prisoner’s Dilemma: Making the Case for U.S. Leadership and a Unilateral Moratorium on Kinetic-Energy Anti-Satellite Testing

On the 15th anniversary of the first post-Cold War kinetic-energy ASAT test, it’s time for the U.S. to take a stance    two RAND researchers structured the fundamental tenets in game theory of what later became known as “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” – a description of a situation in which two perfectly rational actors, ignorant of […]

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Defense Against the Dark Arts in Space

Analysts will discuss methods to protect space systems from counterspace weapons, including active and passive defenses, strategy and policy measures, and diplomatic initiatives. Moderated by Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director – Secure World Foundation Featuring: David Edmonson, Policy Head, Space Security and Advanced Threats – British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the […]

Time1:00pm ET
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