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Namrata Goswami

Namrata Goswami

Dr. Namrata Goswami is an independent scholar on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts.

She was subject matter expert in international affairs with the Futures Laboratory, Alabama, U.S., and guest lecturer, India Today Class, Emory University. After earning her Ph.D. in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she worked as research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.  She has been a visiting fellow at Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway; La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; and University of Heidelberg, Germany.  In 2012-2013, she was a Jennings-Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C. and was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellowship. In 2016-2017, she was awarded the MINERVA grant awarded 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 book “The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland: Stories from the Field” was published by Oxford University Press March 2020. Her co-authored book “Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space” was published October 2020 by Lexington Press, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. She gave a TEDx Talk explaining her work and life at the Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama. Currently, she is working on two book projects on space power and China’s Grand Strategy.

Posts by Namrata Goswami
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.

November 04, 2019

China’s Future Space Ambitions: What’s Ahead?

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
China has an impressively long-term space strategy mapped out. Here's what to watch for in the coming years.
September 09, 2019

Chang’e 4 and Chandrayaan 2: To the Moon and Beyond

By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
Asia’s spacefaring nations eye the Moon as a tremendous strategic asset.

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