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Namrata Goswami

Namrata Goswami

Dr. Namrata Goswami is an author, professor and consultant specializing in space policy, international relations, and ethnic identity. All views are her own.

She teaches at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, the Joint Special Forces University, and is a consultant for Space Fund Intelligence. She is a guest lecturer at Emory University for seminars on Technology, Society & Governance and India today.

She was subject matter expert in international affairs with Futures Laboratory, Alabama. She worked as Research Fellow at MP-Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; a visiting Fellow at Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway; La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; University of Heidelberg, Germany; Jennings-Randolph Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace; and was a Fulbright Senior Fellowship Awardee. She was awarded the Minerva grant by Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to study great power competition in outer space. In April 2019, Dr. Goswami testified before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s space program.

Her co-authored book, “Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space” was published 2020 by Lexington Press; Rowman and Littlefield. Her book “The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland” was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press. She has published widely to include in The Diplomat, the Economic Times, The Washington Post, Ad Astra, Asia Policy, Live Encounters Magazine, Cairo Review. She was invited in November 2019 to share about her life and her work at a Tedx event held at the Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama.

She is currently working on two academic book projects, one on “China’s Grand Strategy and Notions of Territoriality” and the other on “Spacepower Theory and Practice: Case Studies of U.S. China, India, Russia and Japan.”

Posts by Namrata Goswami
April 22, 2023

China Prioritizes 3 Strategic Technologies in Its Great Power Competition

By Namrata Goswami
Space, AI, and quantum computing and communication are China’s top technology priorities. How advanced are its capabilities in each? 

January 10, 2023

Japan Is Changing the Game for Space Powers

By Namrata Goswami
The coming ispace lunar landing would mark a paradigm shift in space operations – something Japan has seen coming for over a decade.
October 20, 2021

China’s Shenzhou 13 Mission and Its Long-Term Impact

By Namrata Goswami
With three astronauts set to spend six months on China’s space station, this is China’s most ambitious human space mission to date.

June 18, 2021

China’s Steady Space Progress Takes Another Leap

By Namrata Goswami
With the Shenzhou-12 launch and arrival of astronauts to the Tianhe core module, Beijing’s space ambitions are on target.

May 01, 2021

China Moves Toward a Permanent Space Presence

By Namrata Goswami
The launch of the first piece of China's space station is a big step toward achieving a long-standing goal.

March 19, 2021

The Strategic Implications of the China-Russia Lunar Base Cooperation Agreement

By Namrata Goswami
With their agreement, the partners are signalling an alternative to a U.S.-led order in space.
January 22, 2021

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
From a Mars mission to the beginnings of a new space station, this year will be full of milestones for China.

December 18, 2020

Why Is China Going to the Moon?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
Following the successful conclusion of the Chang’e 5 mission, a look at the motivations driving China’s lunar program.

November 20, 2020

China’s Coming Chang’e 5 Launch: Strategic Implications

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The mission is not just about scientific exploration of the lunar surface, but about developing Chinese space power and the attractiveness of its space vision.

July 14, 2020

Why Is China Going to Mars?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
China's upcoming Mars mission is part of an integrated space strategy.

July 01, 2020

The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The combination of recent technological developments offers a China-led world order a definitive competitive edge.
February 21, 2020

Trump’s India Visit Should Enhance US-India Space Cooperation

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
It's time for Washington and New Delhi to take their space cooperation to the next level.

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