SWF Podcast - "The Dragon's New Eyes: China's Space-based Surveillance Capabilities, Doctrine, Strategy, and Implications"
Wednesday, November 09, 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.
" The Dragon's New Eyes" is a panel discussion focused on 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.
Audio File (MP3)
- 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 Coté, 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