Recent Publications & Presentations

IFPA regularly publishes special reports and monographs on topics of importance to the foreign affairs and security studies communities. The Institute also publishes summary reports on conferences, workshops, special studies, and seminars held by the Institute. Following are all publications completed since 2014 . Please visit our Archived Publications page for a list of earlier materials.

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  • Publications

    The U.S.-Japan-ROK Strategic Triangle & Maritime Security: Building Capacity in Northeast Asia and in the Broader Indo-Pacific Region
    Charles Perry and Bobby Andersen
    February 2017, 73 pp

    This report summarizes key findings and policy recommendations developed by IFPA over the course of a two-year research and workshop project on the prospects for and future direction of U.S.-Japanese-South Korean maritime cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

    Missile Defense: Challenges and Opportunities for the Trump Administration
    Henry F. Cooper, Malcolm R. O’Neill, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., and Rowland H. Worrell
    November 2016, 36 pp

    This IFPA/Independent Working Group on Missile Defense white paper proposes the return to key elements of the Strategic Defensive Initiative (SDI) era, particularly to deploy space-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems, as part of an effective strategy to combat growing threats by rogue states or terrorists that have or may soon have the ability to conduct a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.

    Managing the Global Impact of America's Rebalance to Asia
    Charles M. Perry and Bobby Andersen
    December 2014, 218 pp

    Some three years after President Obama announced in a November 2011 speech to the Australian parliament that he had made a “deliberate and strategic decision” for the United States to “play a larger and long-term role in shaping [the Asia-Pacific] region” and to make the U.S. “presence and mission in the Asia-Pacific a top priority,” the Pacific “pivot,” as it was initially called, remains very much a work in progress. This monograph reviews the rationale for the pivot; provides an update on its progress; assesses European views on the pivot and Asian security; explores security trends in other regions and their implications for the pivot; and offers recommendations for implementing the rebalance in ways that do not shortchange security in other important areas of the globe, and that might even draw on contributions from them.

  • Conference & Workshop Reports

    Space-based Sensors: Missile Defense and More: Point Paper on the IFPA Capitol Hill Roundtable
    Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc.
    September 2015, 20 pp

    This point paper summarizes the proceedings of the July 14, 2015, IFPA Capitol Hill roundtable, Space-based Sensors: Missile Defense and More, and expands on the presentations and discussion that took place.

    Symposium on New Dynamics in Japanese Security Policy: Summary Report
    July 2015, 65 pp

    A report summarizing the proceedings and conclusions of a symposium sponsored by IFPA and the International Security Studies Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, held on March 31, 2015, at the Fletcher School.