Space Virtual Think Tank Summary Overview

May 2018 No Comments

Effects of Investment on Pathways to Space Security Author | Editor: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc.) Introduction Over the past year, the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA)2 team employed NSI’s Virtual Think Tank (ViTTa®) methodology to reach out to a global network of space subject matter experts (SMEs) from across academia, industry, government, and national security space […]

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Vladimir Putin’s Worldview and Perspectives on Space

May 2018 No Comments

Vladimir Putin’s Worldview and Perspectives on Space: An Analysis of Public Discourse Authors | Editors: Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary A corpus of Vladimir Putin’s speeches was drawn from his official Kremlin website. The corpus was examined using semi-automated discourse analysis to gauge Putin’s concerns with space and how these […]

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Kim Jong Un’s Worldview and Perspectives on Space

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Kim Jong Un’s Worldview and Perspectives on Space: An Analysis of Public Discourse Authors | Editors: Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary A collection of Kim Jong Un’s speeches from 2012 to 2017, translated and published online by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) were examined using semi-automated discourse analysis […]

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Chinese Worldview and Perspectives on Space

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Chinese Worldview and Perspectives on Space: An Analysis of Public Discourse Authors | Editors: Aviles, W. (NSI, Inc.); Kuznar, L. (NSI, Inc.) Executive Summary Corpora from three sources were examined using semi-automated discourse analysis to gauge the Chinese government’s concerns in the space domain and how these interests are articulated with general political and cultural […]

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Allocation of Commercial Space Industry Components

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Effects of Investment on Pathways to Space Security Author | Editor: Bragg, B. & Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.) [Q8] How are the components of the commercial space industry allocated outside of the US? Which countries have which types of market interests on the commercial end (e.g. tourism, imagery, navigation etc.)? Summary Response Thirty-four subject matter […]

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A Japanese Perspective on Space Deterrence and the Role of the US-Japan Alliance

May 2018 No Comments

A Japanese Perspective on Space Deterrence and the Role of the US-Japan Alliance Speaker: Suzuki, K. (Public Policy Center at Hokkaido University, Japan) Date: 1 May 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Kazuto Suzuki (Public Policy School of Hokkaido University, Japan) as a part of its SMA Space Speaker […]

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The Future of Political Warfare

April 2018 No Comments

The Future of Political Warfare Speaker: Polyakova, A. (The Brookings Institute Foreign Policy Center on the United States and Europe) Date: 25 April 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Alina Polyakova (The Brookings Institute Foreign Policy Center of the United States and Europe) as a part of its SMA […]

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Considerations in Southwest Asia Regarding Stability in Afghanistan

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Considerations in Southwest Asia Regarding Stability in Afghanistan Speaker: Keravuori, E. (CENTCOM Combined Strategic Analysis Group J5-G) Date: 24 April 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Col Eero Keravuori (CENTCOM Combined Strategic Analysis Group J5-G) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Col Keravuori discussed the realignment of […]

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Effects of Investment on Pathways to Space Security

April 2018 No Comments

Effects of Investment on Pathways to Space Security Author | Editor: Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) [Q10] Does substantial investment and heavier commitment by both governments and commercial interests provide an avenue of approach for space ‘security’ and disincentive for kinetic military action? Summary Response Expert contributors wrestle with three factors in answering this question: • […]

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How Disagreement Over Space Terms Can Create Barriers to Transparency in the Space Domain

April 2018 No Comments

How Disagreement Over Space Terms Can Create Barriers to Transparency in the Space Domain Authors | Editors: Pagano, S. (NSI, Inc.); Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc.) Abstract Because limitations space situational awareness functionally limit direct observation of adverse events in space, actors in space instead rely on other methods of making inferences about the causes behind […]

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