How Space is Becoming a Theater for Grand Strategy:
The Scramble for the Skies and the Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space
Senior Fellow in Defense Studies, American Foreign Policy Council
Friday, Apr. 14 | 11:45 a.m. | AERO 120
Abstract: Great power competition in space is likely to impact your future and your children’s future. Space is becoming its own theater for strategic competition and for grand strategy. The central competition is over the vast energy and material wealth of the inner solar systems starting with the Moon. What are nations doing to position themselves in this vast expanse? What is out there of economic value? What is the big picture and why should we care?
Bio: Peter Garretson is a Senior Fellow in Defense Studies with the American Foreign Policy Council and co-director if its Space Policy Initiative and host of the Space Strategy Podcast. He was previously the director of Air University’s Space Horizons Task Force, an Air Force think tank for space, and was a founder and deputy director of the U.S. Space Force’s Schriever Scholars Strategy Seminar, America’s premier military space strategy program. He is the author of Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space. His new book, The Next Space Race: A Blueprint for American Primacy is available for pre-order.