The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. IFPA staff is a mix of scholars, business professionals, retired military officers, and foreign policy specialists who bring a uniquely broad array of talents and experiences to every task they undertake.
Charles Perry died suddenly in September 2017 after a courageous battle against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Having joined the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis shortly after its founding in 1976, Charles served over subsequent decades as Vice President, Director of Studies, and Treasurer. He was a close friend and valued colleague. He became a mentor to countless staff members and developed extensive professional relationships and friendships here and abroad. Biography | Obituary