SWF Podcast - "The Dragon's New Eyes: China's Space-based Surveillance Capabilities, Doctrine, Strategy, and Implications"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Over the last several years, China has made significant investments in developing and deploying space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to support military/national security requirements and enhance their regional power.  China is also developing doctrine and policy for the space domain, and integrating these new space capabilities into their anti-access/area denial strategy.  These developments represent an evolution in China's role in space, from an asymmetric actor to an established space power with significant investment and newfound vulnerabilities in space.  Please join the Secure World Foundation as we discuss how this shift may impact China's approach to space security and sustainability, the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, and possibilities for international cooperation on space security issues such as the European-proposed Code of Conduct.


Mr. Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute

Mr. Kevin Pollpeter, China Project Manager, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, Defense Group, Inc.

Dr. Owen Cote, Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mr. Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor, Secure World Foundation

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

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