Missile Defense and Space Policy
The Office of Missile Defense & Space Policy (MDSP) provides research, analysis, options, and recommendations to support the ISN Bureau Assistant Secretary, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and other senior Department of State officials on issues related to missile defense, strategic early warning cooperation, and national security-related space policy. The office represents the Bureau and/or Department on U.S. Delegations for bilateral and multilateral consultations and negotiations in those areas.
ISN/MDSP is the Department’s lead in the development of Department of State positions regarding missile defense policy and programs, as well as missile defense cooperation with foreign governments, and works closely with the regional bureaus in multilateral fora such as NATO and the NATO-Russia Council. Furthermore, ISN/MDSP is responsible for organizing, directly supporting, and participating in, the bilateral negotiations with the Czech Republic and Poland related to the prospective deployment of missile defense assets in central Europe, and related consultations with the Russian Federation. [more]
Joint Statement by the U.S. and Czech Republic
Czech Prime Minister Topolanek’s Visit to the U.S.
Fact sheet on the growing partnership between the United States and the Czech Republic. Full Text
The State of Space Security
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Mahley's remarks at the Space Policy Institute. Full Text
Assistant Secretary Fried spoke at press conference in Warsaw, Poland. Full Text
Missile Defense Plans for Europe
Assistant Secretary Fried participated in press roundtable at the U.S. State Department. Full Text
Do the United States and Europe Need a Missile Defense System?
Assistant Secretary Fried testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Europe and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. Full Text