Tyler Farley

Tyler Farley is a graduate student at the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce and contributing editor to the Patterson Journal. Tyler's current research focuses on cybersecurity policy, weapons proliferation, and human trafficking with emphases on Latin America and Southeast Asia. When he is not busy trying to teach himself Spanish, he enjoys cycling the rolling hills of Kentucky. Tyler holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and Exercise Science from High Point University.

China’s Space Program & Its Growing Threat to U.S. Interests

China is actively expanding space capabilities to enhance its strategic security posture and extract economic benefits. The PRC views space as critical to its future economic growth and as a resource to be exploited. The PLA has and will continue to develop counterspace weapons to constrain adversaries and deter direct military action. Should China’s space program continue uncontested, space and its vast potential will not be part of a U.S. led world order.