Serving Government

A Vital Policy Forum

IFPA sponsors conferences, workshops, and seminars in the United States and abroad. Over many years we have helped policymakers, legislators, military officers, and members of the media, academia, and industry from diverse national and international settings to exchange ideas outside official channels and away from the often constraining diplomatic format. IFPA meetings also provide an ideal setting for leaders to make major policy announcements.

Our meetings attract heads of state and government, foreign ministers, defense ministers, and key members of the U.S. Congress and overseas legislatures, along with senior representatives from the corporate community. In order to ensure high-level participation from other countries, IFPA regularly collaborates with overseas counterparts.

IFPA Co-sponsors

Our conferences have had official sponsorship of the U.S. government and key intergovernmental groups such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the European Union, and the United Nations and its constituent agencies.


  • The Clingendael Institute of International Relations, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • The Netherlands Atlantic Commission, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague, the Netherlands
  • The Defense Study Centre, Brussels, Belgium
  • The Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Oslo, Norway
  • The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany
  • The Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation, Greece
  • The Defense Analyses Institute of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, Greece
  • The Lillian Voudouris Foundation, Greece
  • The Kokkalis Foundation, Greece
  • The Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Europe
  • The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, United Arab Emirates
  • The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Tokyo, Japan
  • The Sejong Institute, Republic of Korea
  • The Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • The Graduate School for International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  • Institute of World Studies, Takushoku University, Japan
  • The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), Tokyo, Japan
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA), Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • East Asia Foundation, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Institute for International Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Institute of International Relations, Taiwan
  • The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Tokyo, Japan
  • Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka, Japan
  • The China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Beijing, China
  • China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing, China
  • China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA), Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Institute for International Affairs (SIIS), Shanghai, China  
  • The Center for Strategic Studies, Brazil

Contract Research

IFPA undertakes government contract work and has a long and established track record with the official national security community. We develop strategic insights and practical policy solutions to assist leaders, managers, and their staffs as they address twenty-first-century security challenges. IFPA senior staff possess many years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, and our substantial expertise is complemented by an extensive network of consultants in the United States and overseas. We are uniquely positioned to assist government leaders and the military services as they assess and respond to pressing security issues and to help them anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Issues Addressed by Current and Recent Contracts

  • Extended deterrence and Japan's nuclear option
  • Irregular warfare and defense planning
  • The rising importance of special operations forces (SOF)
  • Iran's nuclear potential and its implications for U.S. strategy and operational planning
  • Planning and preparedness for pandemic influenza
  • The future of deterrence
  • Arctic security
  • The military’s role in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR)
  • The changing basing requirements and options for U.S. overseas forces
  • Space and missile defense
  • Northeast Asian security
  • Stability in South Asia
  • The global impact of an American “pivot to the Pacific”
  • Strategies for counter-proliferation and combating weapons of mass destruction
  • Countering illicit trafficking
  • Strategic planning for homeland security
  • Cyber security challenges in the twenty-first century

Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS)

IFPA has a Federal Supply Schedule contract in place with the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA schedule greatly simplifies government contracting and facilitates IFPA's ability to perform contract work for U.S. departments, agencies, and military services.

Under the GSA Schedule, IFPA is authorized to provide an array of management, organizational, and business improvement services (MOBIS).

Please go to our MOBIS page for more information.