National and International Space Security

Jul 2, 2024

A Chinese Rocket Accidentally Launched and Exploded, Supercluster Jonathan O'Callaghan

May 9, 2024

Competition in the Cosmos, Armada International

Apr 24, 2024

Into The Deep Tech - What Will The Space Sector Look Like In 2034?, at the Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC), the Maldives

Apr 23, 2024

Space Security and Sustainability, at the Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC), the Maldives

Feb 24, 2024

The Cost of Nuclear War in Space, The New York Times

Feb 20, 2024

Russian ASAT Effort Not Seen Threatening OST's Future, Communications Daily

Feb 15, 2024

US signals growing concern about Russia's space weaponry, The World (Radio Program)

Feb 12, 2024

Future Warfare and Critical Technologies: Evolving Tactics and Strategies, "Space and Counterspace Technologies in Future Warfare," New Delhi: ORF and Global Policy Journal, 2024 Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Sameer Patil, eds,

Nov 15, 2023

An Assessment of Risks and Threats to the Space Environment, Virtual presentation for University of Michigan’s Space/Aerospace 581, “Space Policy and Management”

Nov 9, 2023

An Assessment of Risks and Threats to the Space Landscape, Given at the conference “Space – Exploring NATO’s Final Frontier,” organized by NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, the University of Bologna, and the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Bertinoro, Italy

Nov 6, 2023

Discussing the Increasingly Hostile Space Environment and Exploring How Belligerent Actors Could Impact SATCOM Infrastructure, Panelist at GlobalMILSAT Conference

Nov 1, 2023

Space Security Portal

Oct 30, 2023

A Window of Opportunity for Space Security?, Stimson Center

Oct 23, 2023

Geopolitical and Space Policy Implications of India's Moon Landing, From panel discussion hosted by the South Asian Policy and Research Initiative (SAPRI) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

Oct 20, 2023

Reducing Space Threats through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours: a new approach to preventing an arms race in outer space, From side event hosted by the UK Foreign Ministry and Commonwealth Office at UN Headquarters in NYC

Oct 3, 2023

Space Security and Challenges to International Stability, Virtual presentation to the Titan Brain Trust of the Space Economy Evolution (SEE) Lab, SDA Bucconi School of Management

Sep 26, 2023

Space Security and Emerging Security Challenges: Close Approaches, Responsible Behavior, and US-India Cooperation in Space, Dialogue between the National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) on India-US Cooperation on Global Strategic Security Threats of the 21st Century, Bengalaru, India

Sep 20, 2023

The Reason We’re All Still Here, Global Space Law Center Symposium 2023, Cleveland State University Law

Sep 11, 2023

EOcafe: Space Race to Where?, YouTube

Jul 27, 2023

Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Overview, Presented at RSIS Seminar on Space Security

Jul 19, 2023

Space Sustainability and Security: An Overview, Presented to a NASA Precollege Summer Institute Group on Space Sustainability

Jun 5, 2023

Dialogue: Navigating space in an era of geopolitical volatility, Financial Times Live: Investing in Space

May 18, 2023

Satellite Signal Jamming Reaches New Lows, IEEE Spectrum

May 10, 2023

African Perspectives for Advancing Space Security Through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours: Workshop Summary Report, Produced as a result of the "“African Perspectives for Advancing Space Security Through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours” workshop

May 10, 2023

A Contested Domain: From Space Theory to Practice, Event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC

May 8, 2023

Destructive ASAT Missile Testing Threatens Everyone, Australia In Space Issue #5

May 4, 2023

New Space Diplomacy - How does international cooperation keep pace with emerging space?, Presentation at the Space for Island Nations Conference, Maldives

Apr 26, 2023

Global Counterspace Capabilities and Multilateral Discussions Presentation at the Military Space Situational Awareness Conference, London, UK

Mar 20, 2023

The Role of International Cooperation for Stabilizing Potential Friction Points in the Space Domain (1), Essential Air and Space Law, Vol 26. Outer Space – Future for Humankind: Issues of Law and Policy, Liber Amicorum George Robinson Eds. Marietta Benkö and Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Boom Uitgewers, Den Haag., p. 105-128

Mar 16, 2023

The OEWG on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviour: what has happened so far and what is to come, African Perspectives for Advancing Space Security through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

Mar 16, 2023

Past and present initiatives for space security: how do they relate to the work of the OEWG?, African Perspectives for Advancing Space Security through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviours Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

Feb 17, 2023

Demystifying the United States Space Force, All Things Policy Podcast

Feb 17, 2023

The Threat of Anti-satellite Weapons (ASATs) and What Can Be Done About It, Webinar for the African Space Leadership Institute

Feb 16, 2023

Panel: Securing Future Communications – The Use of New Technologies, Global Space & Technology Convention, Singapore

Feb 8, 2023

China and Strategic Instability in Space, United States Institute for Peace, Washington, DC

Feb 5, 2023

Ukraine Series: A New Era of Anti-Satellite Warfare with Dr. Brian Weeden, National Security Law Today Podcast

Jan 29, 2023

Now Available: "The Cyber Counterspace Threat: Coming Out of the Shadows" by Victoria Samson, The Cyber Counterspace Threat: Coming Out of the Shadows, CIGI

Jan 12, 2023

Mitigating Noncooperative RPOs in Geosynchronous Orbit, Aether With Kaitlyn Johnson and Thomas Roberts.

Jan 11, 2023

The Nature of Threats to Space Systems: Counterspace Capabilities, Wilton Park event WP3093, "Responsible Space Behaviours: Latin American Perspectives," Panama City, Panama

Oct 28, 2022

Crisis Stability in Space: China and Other Challenges, Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

Sep 18, 2022

The current state of international governmental and commercial best practices and norms of behaviour in space 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Paris, France

Sep 13, 2022

Current and future earth-to-space threats by States to space systems, remarks given during the 2nd Open-Ended Working Group on Reducing Space Threats Through Norms, Rules, and Principles of Responsible Behaviours, Geneva, Switzerland

Sep 1, 2022

Breaking the Impasse Over Security in Space, Arms Control Today

Jun 8, 2022

Can we avoid turning space into a battlefield?, Part of SXSW Presents: Futurology series., Audible

Oct 19, 2021

Time to get serious about commercial satellite servicing Observer Research Foundation

Aug 11, 2021

China's Counterspace Capabilities, presentation to China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) webinar on PRC Space and Counter-Space for Air Combat Command (ACC)

Jul 30, 2021

Overview of Space Threats, presentation to the 2021 International Space University Alumni Conference

Apr 21, 2021

Global Counterspace Proliferation and Space Arms Control, presentation to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Strategic Forum

Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the Space ForceSecurity Challenges and Trends in Outer Space, public lecture to the Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations

Apr 7, 2021

Current Issues in National Security Space Policy, Lecture for the Space Control Applications Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Dec 18, 2020

International Space Law and Arms Control, Arms Control in an Era of Strategic Competition Workshop 4: Structural Models and Approaches: Scope, Participation and Structure in Competitive Arms Control, CSIS

Dec 17, 2020

Space Security and Deterrence Challenges, presentation to the Air and Space Power International Seminar 2020, organized by the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force

Dec 3, 2020

New Technologies and its Impact on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues, 19th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Nov 27, 2020

Current and Future Trends in Chinese Counterspace Capabilities, Proliferation Papers, No. 62, November 2020, Institut Français des Relations Internationales

Nov 23, 2020

China Launches Lunar Sample Return Mission,

Oct 12, 2020

High Road or Low Road: Where are we headed in the space arena?, In: Proceedings of the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – The CyberSpace Edition, 12-14 October 2020, International Astronautical Federation, Paper-Nr: IAC-20-E3.2.9

Oct 7, 2020

Counterspace Threats Today and Tomorrow, University of Nebraska at Lincoln 2020 Space Law Week

Oct 1, 2020

State of the Space Force, Panel discussion hosted by DefenseOne

Jul 14, 2020

History of Robotic Rendezvous and Proximity Operations in Space, public Google Sheet compiled by SWF

Jul 13, 2020

Counterspace Risks and Threats - WP1796, Operating in Space: Current Multilateral Policy Issues and Challenges (Central Asia and Middle East including Eastern Europe)

Jun 30, 2020

History of Anti-Satellite Tests in Space, public Google Sheet compiled by SWF

Apr 23, 2020

Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Dr. Brian Weeden”, Webinar with SpaceWatch.Global

Apr 21, 2020

Counterspace and Space Security, Space Junk Podcast

Mar 2, 2020

The Cons of Guardian Satellites, presentation at the workshop on "Working Smarter with America's Spacefaring Allies" organized by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Oct 9, 2019

Beyond the Space Force: Prospects for Military Competition and Conflict in Space, presentation to the World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Jul 25, 2019

An Analysis of the Potential Misuse of Active Debris Removal, On-Orbit Servicing, and Rendezvous & Proximity Operations Technologies, James Alver, Andrew Garza, and Christopher May, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

Apr 25, 2019

China in Space: A Strategic Competition?, testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Apr 11, 2019

The Evolution of Space Rendezvous and Proximity Operations and Implications for Space Security, presentation to the United Nations Disarmament Commission, New York, USA

Feb 6, 2019

US National Security Space Policy and Strategy: From Sanctuary to Space Force, presentation to the 2019 Symposium on Space Security, in Tokyo, Japan

Oct 10, 2018

International Collaboration and Norms Addressing Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management, Panel discussion on "The United States' Role in Space Situational Awareness" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Oct 1, 2018

– Norge kan bli dratt inn i en stjernekrig, En rekke anerkjente forskere mener to nye norske satellitter for nordområdene kan bli angrepet av Russland og Kina. Etterretningstjenesten frykter stormaktskrig i verdensrommet., NRK Finnmark

Sep 10, 2018

Space as a War Domain, The threats looming in orbit, and the tech needed to thwart them., GovernmentCIO Media by Amanda Ziadeh

Sep 7, 2018

Policy Challenges and Principles in the New Space Paradigm, Wilson Center's Canada Institute conference, "Over the Horizon: A New Era for Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation," Washington, DC

Sep 6, 2018

The Evolution of Space Rendezvous and Proximity Operations and Implications for National Security, Keynote given to the 2018 US Strategic Command Advanced Operational Law Conference, Omaha, USA

Sep 6, 2018

Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Outer Space, 9th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit, Washington, DC

Sep 6, 2018

Two special cases: space systems and cyber deterrence., Two panels addressed special challenges: securing space systems against cyberattack, and building an effective regime of cyber deterrence., The CyberWire

Aug 28, 2018

The United States in Space - Policy Objectives and Development, European Centre for Space Law 2018 Summer Course, Helsinki, Finland

Jul 11, 2018

Space Force: Making Space Great Again, Space Alert

Jul 4, 2018

International Efforts to Prevent an Arms Race in Outer Space, including the Relevance and Sufficiency of Applicable Norms and Principles, International Workshop for the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, Beijing, China

Jun 5, 2018

Assessing Threats to Space Systems, Panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

May 7, 2018

Rendezvous and Proximity Operations: New Options, New Issues, 2018 UNIDIR Space Security Conference - Space Security: The Next Chapter, Geneva, Switzerland

Apr 30, 2018

Space Stability and International Cooperation, US-India Space Cooperation Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA

Apr 27, 2018

Space Situational Awareness, Norms of Behavior, and Space Security, Presentation at the 2018 Military Space Situational Awareness Conference in London, UK.

Feb 21, 2018

Tomorrow's Battlefield: Emerging Areas of Military Competition - Space, Salve Regina University Pell Center for International Relations, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Feb 16, 2018

Potential Counterspace Capabilities Around the World, Observer Research Foundation, 4th Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue, New Dehli, India

Dec 6, 2017

Weapons and Conflict in Space: History, Reality, and The Future, Webinar presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association

Nov 6, 2017

US-China Competition in Space, CogitAsia Podcast, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Oct 25, 2017

Cybersecurity Risks to the Space Domain, Space Tech Expo Europe, Bremen, Germany

Oct 25, 2017

Big Data, Big Space, Big Risk: Addressing Cyber Security Threats, Space Tech Expo Europe, Bremen, Germany

Oct 17, 2017

Stressors to the Stability of the Space Domain, Under Stress: Space Security in 2017, New York, NY, USA

Sep 26, 2017

Stability, Sustainability, and Crises: The Role Tabletop Exercises in Space Crisis Dynamics Can Play in Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Space (paper), Presented at the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, With Victoria A. Samson, Brian Weeden, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, and Abhijnan Rej.

Jun 28, 2017

Secure World Foundation and Small Satellites, USGIF Small Sat Working Group

Jun 13, 2017

Norms of Behavior in Space, Presentation to the 19th Annual Small Payload Rideshare Symposium, Laurel, Maryland

Apr 19, 2017

Considerations on the Increasing Use of Space for MDA/MSA, Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness VII Conference

Apr 5, 2017

Interruptor Series, No. 41: Victoria Samson, Foreign Policy Interrupted

Mar 31, 2017

International Collaboration Around the International Space Station: Implications for U.S.-Russia and Chinese Relations, With Jean-Christophe Mauduit and Bruce MacDonald, 2017 SAIS Asia Conference

Mar 28, 2017

A Broader View of Space Security, ISU-DC Space Cafe

Mar 22, 2017

Panel Discussion on Space Crisis Dynamics and Uncertainty, CSIS - PSSI Space Security: Issues For The New U.S. Administration

Feb 9, 2017

Overview of the Space Environment, Presentation given at the Workshop on International Legal Implications of Military Space Operations, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, February 9-10, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Context and History of the Outer Space Treaty, Georgetown University Law Center, 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Outer Space Treaty,

Jan 23, 2017

The Outer Space Treaty at 50, The Space Review

Jan 1, 2017

India-U.S. Collaboration in Outer Space, ORF Space Alert

Dec 7, 2016

Using Space in a Secure and Safe Environment – Opportunities for Like-Minded Partners, The George Washington University Space Policy Institute, 2nd EU-US Space Policy Conference

Dec 1, 2016

Outer Space: Ungoverned or Lacking Effective Governance?, New Approaches to Managing Human Activities in Space, The SAIS Review of International Affairs

Oct 26, 2016

Electronic Warfare and Satellites, Presentation at the Electronic Warfare GCC 2016 Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Oct 25, 2016

Natural and Human-Generated Threats to Satellites, Intercross Blog , International Committee of the Red Cross

Sep 18, 2016

International and Other Options to Strengthen Crisis Stability, chapter in, Crisis Stability in Space: China and Other Challenges edited by Bruce MacDonald, Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

Space Diplomacy and Space Signalling: International and Other Options to Strengthen Crisis Stability, Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC

Aug 15, 2016

Potential Adversary Counterspace Capabilities, Presented at the Space and the Third Offset Symposium, hosted by the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Apr 18, 2016

Contested and Congested: Current Trends in Space Security . Presentation to the Decatur-Morgan Chamber of Commerce Annual Public Policy Trip to Washington, DC.

Apr 18, 2016

U.S.-China Strategic Relations in Space, National Bureau of Asian Research

Dec 1, 2015

(2015) Workshop Review: Export Controls of Space Systems, Astropolitics,13:2-3, 118-122, DOI: 10.1080/14777622.2015.1083793

Dec 1, 2015

Changing Priorities for the Indian Military in Space, chapter in, India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems Edited by Rajesh Basrur and Bharath Gopalaswamy, Oxford University Press, India

Nov 30, 2015

U.S. Policy, Programs, and Diplomatic Initiatives to Respond to Space Debris and Counterspace Threats, presentation to the 18th International Symposium on Security Affairs, Tokyo, Japan

Nov 5, 2015

U.S. Policy, Programs, and Diplomatic Initiatives in Response to Space Debris and Counterspace Threats, Space Security Trends and Challenges , The National Institute for Defense Studies.

Oct 29, 2015

Summary Report from Scenario Workshop on Exploring Self Defense in Space, Secure World Foundation, October 29, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Self-Defense in space: Perspectives, Analogies, and Prospects, IAC-15.E.3.4.2, presented at the 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel

Sep 18, 2015

"An Opportunity to Use the Space Domain to Strengthen the U.S.-China Relationship," The National Bureau of Asian Research, September 9, 2015.

Apr 23, 2015

Bringing Space Down to Earth, World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Space

Feb 11, 2015

Outer Space: Norms and Emerging Challenges, Eurasia Group - International Norms and Values Workshop #2 in Washington, DC

Jan 5, 2015

"The Importance of the United Nations Guidelines for the Long-Term Sustainability of Space Activities and other International Initiatives to Promote Space Sustainability", OASIS, Volume 20, July-December 2014, pp. 37-53. Laura Delgado López, Christopher D. Johnson, Victoria Samson, Michael Simpson, and  Brian Weeden.

Nov 20, 2014

International and Other Options for Strengthening Crisis Stability, United States Institute Disarmament Peace's "Crisis Stability in Space: China and Other Challenges, Washington DC

Oct 27, 2014

National Security and Military Uses of Outer Space, lecture given as part of the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Strategic Space Law Course, Montreal, Canada

Jul 17, 2014

Space and the Pacific Rim, Future Space Leaders Foundation's third annual event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC

May 28, 2014

SWF's Space Sustainability - A Practical Guide (updated 2014)

Mar 19, 2014

South Asia Perspectives, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research's Space Security 2014: Implementation and Compliance, Geneva, Switzerland

Oct 11, 2013

"Assuring a Safe, Secure and Sustainable Space Environment for Space Activities"IAC-13-E3.4, presented at the 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, September 23-27, 2013. Agnieszka Lukaszczyk.

Sep 23, 2013

Engaging All Stakeholders in Space Sustainability Governance Initiatives, IAC-13-E.3.4.2, presented at 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, with Tiffany Chow

Aug 26, 2013

Gambling With A Space Fence, The Space Review

Apr 23, 2013

Space Technology and National Security, Asan Institute for Policy Studies' Science, Technology, and Security Series workshop, Seoul, South Korea

Dec 7, 2012

Strengthening International Security through Global Space S&T Cooperation, American Association for the Advancement of Science's Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy

Mar 2, 2012

"International Code of Conduct on Outer Space Activities", Presented at Air and Space Law Master Programme, Leiden University, The Netherlands, March 2, 2012. Agnieszka Lukaszczyk.

Feb 24, 2012

Missile Defense, Space Security, and Changing Priorities for the Indian Military in Space, "The New Indian Military-II" workshop hosted by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore

Feb 9, 2012

Security in Outer Space: Overview and Recent Trends, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Nov 1, 2011

India, China, and the United States in Space: Partners, Competitors, Combatants? A Perspective from the United States, India Review Vol. 10, No. 4 , 351-353. Nov. 2011. Special Issue: Searching for Space: Perspectives on India's Space Program

Aug 22, 2011

Full Report of "Analyzing the Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations: Opportunties or Challenges for Space Sustainability?" presented at SWF Panel Discussion, Washington, D.C., August 22, 2011.

Aug 1, 2011

"First Year of the Obama National Space Policy: A Work in Progress", Secure World Foundation, August 2011. 

May 9, 2011

India and Space Security, The Space Review

Apr 21, 2011

Yuri's Challenge, at the International Forum on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space, Paris

Aug 29, 2010

American Missile Defense: A Guide to the Issues, (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues), Praeger Security International, (ABC/CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA)

Jul 5, 2010

Securing Space Capabilities: NATO's Time for Choices, Transforming Joint Air Power NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Edition 11,

May 10, 2010

India's Missile Defense/Anti-satellite Nexus, The Space Review

Apr 7, 2010

Red Lines' vs. Norms: Two Different Attempts to Achieve Space Security, "Negotiating The Future of Space Security Conference," Geneva, Switzerland

Mar 29, 2010

"Responsible launching: space security, technology, and emerging space states," The Space Review, March 29, 2010. Ben Baseley-Walker.

Mar 29, 2010

Space Weapons From a Technical Perspective, UNIDIR Space Security Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, March 29-30, 2010.

Jan 5, 2010

Verification in Space: Theories, Realities, and Possibilities, Disarmament Forum no. 3. With B. Baseley-Walker.

Oct 12, 2009

"Use of Force, Self Defense and Space", 2009 IAC in Daejeong, South Korea, October 12-16, 2009. Ben Baseley-Walker.

Jul 28, 2009

The Security Implications of Missile Defense, The Space Review

Jun 16, 2009

"International Humanitarian Law: Sufficient for Space Environment?" presented at the UNIDIR Space Security 2009: Moving Towards at Safer Space Environment, June 16 2009. Ben Baseley-Walker.

Apr 13, 2009

North Korea's Launch

Sep 16, 2008

Space Security and Space Sustainability, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Conference

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