The Dragon’s New Eyes: China’s Space-Based Surveillance Capabilities, Doctrine, Strategy, and Implications
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Where: Washington, D.C.
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.
The event was held from 11AM to 1 PM at 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
- 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
Media from the event:
Audio recording of the event
"Staring into the eyes of the Dragon", Dwayne Day, The Space Review