Analytical Pieces written by Patterson students

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.

East Africa’s Troubled Waters

The Nile River is changing rapidly, and the states of the Nile Basin are poorly equipped to handle it. The future risk of water wars rests on these nations, and the creation of a new, equitable framework for water resource management.