The next administration should set a new space exploration strategy for NASA by pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, bringing new partners into the club of responsible, spacefaring nations, and extending US leadership in space.
Debate over grand strategy is nearly absent in US politics. The elite consensus in favor of primacy saps political demand for critical analysis or alternative grand strategies. Washington think tank analysts and public intellectuals have no incentive to buck the conventional line and question primacy
Offensive cyber operations are increasingly an important part of our national defense. However, they are not as simple as pushing a button on a keyboard. Four problem areas exist, but certain changes can assist operators and commanders to more efficiently conduct cyber operations.
China specifically denies having a Monroe Doctrine excluding other countries from the Asia-Pacific region. However, its current behavior, and declarations point toward development of a regional exclusion doctrine.
The United States must lead the way in establishing a norm prohibiting interference with satellites and control segments of space-based PNT systems. Concerns could be minimized by certain transparency and confidence-building measures.
There is no guarantee the future evolution of the cyber-regime complex will occur in a manner conducive to Internet stability and interoperability. The “responsibility to troubleshoot” (R2T) is an important hedge against the significant costs associated with cyber disruption.