Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor, US Naval War College
May 02, 2017
If the past is any predictor of the future, then whatever capabilities the U.S. develops, other countries will as well. This has reinvigorated the current security dilemma that has long plagued space strategy based on technology defending technology, particularly in the case of the U.S. and China. It is in every country’s interest to pursue ways to enhance communication and clarify expectations of responsible actors in space with as much vigor as they do contingency warfighting plans and the development of new warfighting technologies. That, unfortunately, has not been the case, even though the last two years have seen more progress in diplomatic space efforts through the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space than any other time prior.
Robert I. Rotberg, Founding Director of Program on Intrastate Conflict, Harvard Kennedy School
Apr 27, 2017
China’s new satellite tracking and space telemetry station is situated deep in the Patagonian region of Argentina. Argentinians have complained about the facility and widely believe that secret monies may have passed to secure approval for the facility. China says that the purpose of the ground station in Argentina is solely to support deep space exploration and a lunar mission that China may mount later this year.
Walker Rowe, Publisher, Southern Pacific Review
Mar 26, 2015
The first Chinese space station outside of its territory will open in Argentina in 2016 – a logical place for a satellite communication station located on the opposite side of the globe as China. Notably, China and Argentina have strengthened bilateral relations over the past few years through increased trade and loans. While the U.S. has historically remained out of favor, this development has alerted some U.S. officials.
Gong Shaopeng, Professor, China Foreign Affairs University
Dec 31, 2012
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully launched a satellite into space on Dec 12, 2012, which was greeted with a variety of responses ar
Zhu Feng, Director, Institute of International Studies, Nanjing University
Dec 18, 2012
North Korea’s satellite launch last week will surely cause the spiraling escalation of tension in the region, and even risk tumbling inter-Korea ties down cliff.