Americas

Following are all current, recent, and past IFPA projects, publications, conferences, workshops, articles, and presentations on issues concerning North, Central, or South America.

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  • Research

    New Strategic Dynamics in the Arctic Region: Implications for National Security and International Collaboration

    This project explores and assesses trends that together could transform the Arctic from a relative strategic backwater to a strategic crossroads of global importance.

     
    Democracy in Latin America Seminar Series: Challenges of Radical Populism

    In association with the Hudson Institute, IFPA has examined radical populism in Latin America in order to provide policy recommendations to leaders of government and civil society in the Hemisphere to help counter anti-democratic forces and authoritarianism.

     
    Finding the Right Mix: Disaster Diplomacy, National Security, and International Cooperation

    IFPA undertook this project, completed in 2009, to provide U.S. policy makers with enhanced tools for planning, managing, and concluding a major disaster operation effectively and in a manner that explicitly advances U.S. strategic objectives.

     
    North American Homeland Security and Defense: Enhancing U.S. Joint Planning and Cooperation with Canada and Mexico in the War against Terrorism

    This project, completed in early 2006, explored options to increase homeland defense/security cooperation between the United States and Canada and between the United States and Mexico.

     
  • Publications

    New Strategic Dynamics in the Arctic Region: Implications for National Security and International Collaboration
    Charles M. Perry and Bobby Andersen
    February 2012, 190 pp

    A comprehensive examination of the new strategic map now emerging in the Arctic as the polar ice cap continues to melt, opening a new ocean and giving way to new and ever larger waterways in the High North. This monograph is available as a free PDF download or as a bound copy for $24.99.

     
    Finding the Right Mix: Disaster Diplomacy, National Security, and International Cooperation
    Charles M. Perry, with Marina Travayiakis, Bobby Andersen, and Yaron Eisenberg
    January 2009

    This study focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR). It explores ways to make civil-military cooperation more effective in supporting a whole-of-government strategy for addressing twenty-first century threats. It is designed to assist those responsible for the management of large-scale HA/DR efforts achieve a greater unity of effort and division of labor among the diverse civilian and military, national and international, and public and private sector entities to execute such operations. It identifies critical capabilities and key operational challenges; reviews existing and proposed cooperative mechanisms to facilitate disaster relief planning, training, and implementation; and examines several recent cases of disaster response for lessons learned.

     
    A New Maritime Strategy for 21st-Century National Security
    37th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy
    February 2007

     
    Nuclear Proliferation and the Future of U.S. Defense and Deterrence Planning
    Jacquelyn K. Davis and Charles M. Perry
    January 2005

     
    Implementing the New Triad: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Forces in 21st-Century Deterrence
    36th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security and Policy:
    January 2005, 122 pp

     
    The Mexican-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing Our Common Security
    January 2005, 35 pp

     
    The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing Our Common Security
    January 2005, 35 pp

     
    Planning for and Responding to Threats to the U.S. Homeland
    35th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy
    October 2004, 132 pp

     
    The Strategic Plan for Safeguarding the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against Terrorist and Related Threats
    Prepared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by
    January 2003, 43 pp

     
    Homeland Security and Special Operations: Sorting Out Procedures, Capabilities, and Operational Issues SOF and Homeland Security Report
    March 2002, 16 pp

     
    Pacific Partners: Canada and the United States
    Charles F. Doran, Michael K. Hawes, Brian L. Job, Rank Langdon, and Douglas Ross
    January 1994, 129 pp

     
  • Events

    Beyond Hugo Chávez: What to Expect in Latin America
    May 8, 2013, Washington, D.C.

    IFPA's Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., moderated this seminar in the IFPA-Hudson "Democracy in Latin America" seminar series.

     
    Terrorists, Drug Traffickers, and Gangs in Latin America: Undermining Democracy
    June 9, 2010, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Challenges to Democracy in Latin America: The Case of Venezuela
    December 3, 2009, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Populist Threats to Democracy in Central America
    September 22, 2009, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Emerging Threats and Homeland/National Security: The Role of Missile Defense
    September 22 – June 23, 2009, Washington, D.C., Independent Working Group roundtable

     
    Bolivia: A Country Divided
    April 1, 2009, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Democracy in Central America: How Strong?
    February 19, 2009, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Latin America's Radical Populism Challenges: What's Next for a New U.S. Administration?
    October 8, 2008, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    The Faces of Radical Populism in Latin America
    April 3, 2008, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    Radical Populism in Latin America
    November 6, 2007, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    37th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: A New Maritime Strategy for 21st-Century National Security
    September 26 – September 27, 2007, Washington, D.C.

    The 37th IFPA-Fletcher conference on national security strategy and policy. Building on previous conferences in this series, the 37th IFPA-Fletcher National Security Conference provided a timely, high-level forum for presentation and analysis of the U.S. Navy’s New Maritime Strategy. It brought together a unique mix of expertise from government and the private sector; from the civilian and military communities; from think tanks, industry, and academia; and from the United States and abroad.

     
    Leftism and Populism in Today’s Latin America: Is Chavismo Contagious?
    July 9, 2007, Washington, D.C., in association with the Hudson Institute and part of the Democracy in Latin America seminar series

     
    36th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security and Policy: Implementing the New Triad: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Forces in 21st-Century Deterrence
    December 14 – December 15, 2005, Washington, D.C.

     
    Mexican-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing Our Common Security
    December 2, 2005, Washington, D.C.

     
    Canada - U.S. Partnership: Enhancing Our Common Security
    March 14, 2005, Washington, D.C.

     
    The 35th Annual IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: Planning for and Responding to Threats to the U.S. Homeland
    October 28 – October 29, 2004, Washington D.C.

     
    Space and Information Operations in a Homeland Security Contingency
    April 2, 2002, Washington D.C., in support of U.S. Space Command and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    Planning for and Responding to Bio-terror Threats to the U.S. Homeland: NORTHCOM's Roles, Capabilities, and Requirements
    March 30, 2004, Washington, D.C., in support of U.S. Northern Command
    The 32nd IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: Meeting the Homeland Security Challenge
    March 25 – March 26, 2002, Washington D.C.
    Homeland Security and Special Operations: Sorting Out Procedures, Capabilities, and Operational Issues
    January 17, 2002, Washington D.C., in support of U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

     
    IFPA Fletcher Conference: National Security for a New Era: Focusing National Power
    November 14 – November 15, 2001, Washington D.C.

     
  • Articles & Presentations

    A Fiscal 2012 Missile Defense Agenda
    By the Independent Working Group, February 14, 2011

    Reforming Military Support for Foreign Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
    Charles M. Perry and Marina Travayiakis

    Feature Article in Liaison, Journal of Civil-Military Humanitarian Relief Collaboration, issue 1, 2008