Peter Garretson

Peter Garretson, Airpower & Spacepower Strategist, and Grand Stategist, is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

The US Defence Acquisition System

January 2011

This paper makes an attempt to analyse and evaluate the US Department of Defence Acquisition System by highlighting the relationship of the requirements generation and budgeting process, the key actor

Sky’s No Limit: Space-based solar power, the next major step in the Indo-US strategic partnership?


This paper provides a policymaker's overview of a highly scalable, revolutionary, renewable energy technology, Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP), and evaluates it utility within the context of the Indo-US strategic partnership.

Sky's no Limit: An Evaluation of Space-based Solar Power as the Next Major Step in the Indo-US Strategic Partnership

October 23, 2009
Fellows' Seminar

Chair: Jasjit Singh
Discussants: V. Siddhartha and Subodh Kumar

Counter Bio-Terror

September 2009

Modern Nation States are complex systems that today suffer from the affliction of terrorism, which can attack its vital centers and connective tissue.

Between 2015 and 2050: Considerations in Negotiating a Date for an Indian Grand Strategy Project

August 3, 2009

Security planners often grapple with the question of how far out they should be looking and planning, and it is not a problem to take lightly.

The Role of Science Fiction in Strategic Thinking

May 26, 2009

The recent publication and controversy over STRATFOR founder George Friedman's The Next 100 Years, with its forecasts of war and new space technology reminds us all to consider the value of sci

Space as the Source of Our Future Energy

May 22, 2009

The idea is to launch giant orbiting solar collectors into space, where there is no night, and beam the power to receivers on the ground, where it is fed as electricity to the grid.

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