Policy Papers

Clarifying the Planetary Defense Mission

June 15, 2021 Peter Garretson Defense Technology Program Brief

Since 2005, Congress has recognized that an asteroid impact represents a serious threat to national security. Though Congress tasked NASA to survey hazardous asteroids larger than 140m by 2020, sixteen years later it remains incomplete.

U.S. Space Budget Report

May 6, 2021 Anthony Imperato , Peter Garretson, Richard M. Harrison Defense Technology Program Brief

Civil and military space investments significantly benefit the U.S. economy and national security. Yet, DoD space, NASA space, and overall federal space funding are insufficient for the U.S. to compete in the new space age.

Xinjiang and the Genocide Question

January 15, 2021 Michael Sobolik, David Knapp Indo-Pacific Security Program Memorandum

Measured by the standards outlined in Article II of the Genocide Convention, it becomes clear that Chinese authorities are, at a minimum, guilty of three separate acts of genocide in Xinjiang.