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From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
September 11, 2018
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
A group of teenage girls want to make Kyrgyzstan the next country to launch a microsatellite.
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
Trump's Space Force Misses the Mark on Chinese and Russian Space Threats
August 28, 2018
Trump's Space Force Misses the Mark on Chinese and Russian Space Threats
The United States should avoid launching an arms race in space.
Trump's Space Force Misses the Mark on Chinese and Russian Space Threats
The Extraterrestrial Impact of the South China Sea Dispute
October 03, 2017
The Extraterrestrial Impact of the South China Sea Dispute
History offers lessons for the coming legal and geopolitical debates in space.
The Extraterrestrial Impact of the South China Sea Dispute
Welcome to Planet Tajikistan
September 03, 2015
Welcome to Planet Tajikistan
Where the planet isn’t completely real and the press releases don’t matter.
Welcome to Planet Tajikistan
US-China: Civil Space Dialogue
August 07, 2015
US-China: Civil Space Dialogue
In civil space cooperation, some realists finally emerge.
US-China: Civil Space Dialogue
World's Most Important Spaceport Turns 60
June 02, 2015
World's Most Important Spaceport Turns 60
Baikonur Cosmodrome has been launching rockets into space since the 1950s.
World's Most Important Spaceport Turns 60
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
June 27, 2014
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
Yi So-yeon, the first astronaut of Korea, has announced she will retire in August.
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
The Russia-US Melee: Cold War Redux in Space?
June 05, 2014
The Russia-US Melee: Cold War Redux in Space?
Tensions emerging from the Ukraine crisis don’t auger well for future cooperation in space.
The Russia-US Melee: Cold War Redux in Space?
China’s Heroin Usage Skyrockets
October 02, 2013
China’s Heroin Usage Skyrockets
Plus, the economist behind Deng’s reform and opening up policy has died. Wednesday China links.
China’s Heroin Usage Skyrockets
American Space Strategy: Choose to Steer, Not Drift
March 28, 2013
American Space Strategy: Choose to Steer, Not Drift
America can advance its national interests more effectively by taking an integrated approach to its space capabilities and international cooperation.
American Space Strategy: Choose to Steer, Not Drift
Where China Leads, India Follows?
June 23, 2012
Where China Leads, India Follows?
China has made great strides with its space program. Should India follow its lead?
Where China Leads, India Follows?
The Vision Thing
January 31, 2012
The Vision Thing
Newt Gingrich wants a moon base to help stop China dominating space. There are more pressing concerns.
The Vision Thing
January 26, 2012
Gingrich’s Moon Base Vision
Newt Gingrich says that if elected, he’ll have a U.S. base on the moon within two terms. Probably not.
Gingrich’s Moon Base Vision
January 26, 2012
Gingrich’s Moon Base Vision
Newt Gingrich says that if elected, he’ll have a U.S. base on the moon within two terms. Probably not.
Gingrich’s Moon Base Vision
January 09, 2012
America's Space Weakness
The alleged rescue of a U.S. military communications satellite underscores some U.S. weaknesses in space.
America's Space Weakness
Asia and a Space Code
January 04, 2012
Asia and a Space Code
Two codes for space have prompted much debate. But the EU was late in bringing India into the process.
Asia and a Space Code
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