The Chinese have a plan for global domination. Space plays a key role in their ambitions. Not only do they hope to become the seat of technological innovation and advancement, but Beijing also dreams of knocking the US from its dominant position in orbit by targeting US satellite constellations and by becoming the premiere power exploiting the natural resources of space.
Category: Lecture Series
Countering Chinese Military Dominance in Space
“Everything in China is being integrated into the overall Chinese state system. And, so, when it comes to space exploration they are very open about the fact that this is not just for scientific gain. There is no divide in China between a civilian space program and a military one, as exists in the United States. There is a full, integrated effort to dominate space, militarily for the satellite purposes in the near-term. But, in the long-term, the Chinese have every intention of going to space for economic reasons.”
How War with Iran Strengthens Russia
In this lecture, geopolitical analyst, Brandon J. Weichert, details how the increases in volatility in the global energy market (thanks to greater tensions with Iran) will disproportionately benefit the Russian Federation, which is almost entirely dependent on the price of fossil fuels being high, in order to make Russia strong.
Space Dominance in Silicon Valley
China is eating America’s lunch in space. I advocate for space dominance in this lecture before a group of investors and defense thinkers in Silicon Valley.
How War with Iran Benefits Russia
“The Islamic Republic of Iran wants nuclear weapons to solidify its growing regional hegemony in the Middle East. Such an event will destabilize the already precarious regional order. The Trump Administration is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear arms at all costs–even potentially risking war with the Islamic Republic. If conflict with Iran were to erupt, Iran’s long-time strategic partner, the Russian Federation, would disproportionately benefit.”
The Case for Space Dominance
The United States is losing to China in space development and space warfare. This lecture addresses how to remedy that.
The German-French-Russian Alliance (and Its Threat to Poland)
The return of classic geopolitics as the dominant theme in International relations (as opposed to Wilsonian Internationalism) means that old patterns of German, Russian, and French statecraft are in play yet again…all of which threaten not only American power but also, more directly, Poland.
Does Europe Need Nukes?
The world is increasingly multipolar and American economic and military capabilities are increasingly constrained. Europe must stand up on its own, if it is to survive radical Islamist terror and Russian revanchism.
Lecture: The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy
Russian Foreign Policy is more than its relations with the West. In my most recent lecture at the Institute of World Politics, I elaborate how Putin views the world and how the United States should handle its relations with Russia (hint: not the way that we’ve been handling them).
Where Is Paris In the Moscow-Berlin Axis?
France has an independence streak that cannot be cowed. Anyone who tries to will suffer the consequences. Macron should remember this when seeking to implement Frau Merkel’s economic reforms–as should Putin, when seeking to incorporate France into a new alliance.