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 2016 . Please visit our Archived Publications page for a list of earlier materials.

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  • Publications

    National Security Update 5: The Trump 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
    February 2018, 9 pp

    National Security Update 1: The Trump Administration and Missile Defense
    June 2017

    National Security Update 2: A Two-Pronged Strategy to Counter the Electromagnetic Pulse Threat and Its Potential Impacts
    September 2017

    National Security Update 3: The 2018 NDAA, the Ballistic Missile Defense Review, and the New EMP Commission
    January 2018

    National Security Update 4: The Implications of China’s Actions in the South China Sea and U.S. Options
    February 2018

    Weighing the Consequences of China’s Control over the South China Sea
    Charles M. Perry, Bobby Andersen
    November 2017, 74 pp

    This monograph, completed and published after the September 2017 death of principal investigator Charles Perry, details the findings of an 18-month project to research, analyze, and examine in depth the various consequences for the United States – and, to a somewhat lesser extent, for its regional allies and partner states – of varying degrees of Chinese control over the South China Sea.

    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.