This spring, NPEC will offer a six-lecture virtual fellowship on the fundamentals of civil and military space policy followed by an additional round table policy discussion and a space war game. The nation’s leading space policy practitioners and experts will teach the course.
The course will offer:
- A brief history of space exploration and an overview of current and planned space programs;
- An analysis of the debates over alternative proposed military and civil space strategies;
- An overview of existing and planned U.S. and allied military space programs and what challenges they face from Russia, China, and other countries;
- An assessment of the military and commercial benefits and costs of the most significant civil and commercial efforts now being proposed;
- A brief history of space diplomacy, the current issues and players, and most important proposed space control ideas; and
- An assessment of China’s space programs.
These lectures and a policy round table session will be followed by a war game that will play out what might emerge from a credible North Korea threat to detonate a nuclear weapon in low-Earth orbit.