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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
May 13, 2024

China’s Chang’e 6 Moon Mission Is a Game Changer 

By Namrata Goswami
China’s bid to return lunar samples from the far side of the Moon will have long-term strategic and geopolitical implications.

May 03, 2024

The Reorganization of China’s Space Force: Strategic and Organizational Implications

By Namrata Goswami
The rationale behind the new “Aerospace Force.”
January 12, 2024

The Strategic Implications of China’s ‘Divine Dragon’ Spaceplane 

By Namrata Goswami and Peter Garretson
Having inexpensive and reusable space access – China’s goal in developing the Shenlong spaceplane – carries major national security implications.

December 27, 2023

India’s Space Program in 2023: Taking Stock

By Namrata Goswami
2023 witnessed some rather game-changing updates to India’s space vision.

December 13, 2023

China’s Space Program in 2023: Taking Stock

By Namrata Goswami
From heavy-lift reusable rockets to satellite internet, a look at China’s progress on top space priorities.

October 03, 2023

Long March 9 Rocket Will Be a Game-changer for China’s Space Program

By Namrata Goswami
China’s plan for a super heavy, reusable rocket has gotten far less attention than SpaceX’s Starship, but will be equally important over the long run. 
September 14, 2023

The Strategic and Geopolitical Significance of India’s Chandrayaan 3 Lunar Mission

By Namrata Goswami
As the race to commercially exploit the Moon heats up, India’s latest mission has big ramifications. 

August 17, 2023

The Lunar Race Between India and Russia: What’s at Stake?

By Namrata Goswami
Later this month, the two nations will each attempt to make a soft landing on the South Pole of the Moon. The missions will have implications for the two rival blocs now forming in space.

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.

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