Dr. Charles M. Perry

Dr. Perry is vice president and director of studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., and vice president of National Security Planning Associates, Inc. He has written extensively on a variety of national and international security issues, especially with respect to NATO affairs and European security, strategic dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, global arms trade and proliferation trends, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and resource security issues. Principal areas of current research and analysis encompass future defense priorities for NATO, security developments in the Arctic region, civil-military cooperation in support of disaster relief and homeland defense, and the prospects for stability on the Korean Peninsula . Dr. Perry also directs and/or contributes to a number of Institute studies that focus on specific aspects of U.S. defense reform and military transformation to meet post-9/11 security challenges. These include assessing ways to promote and improve a "whole of government" approach to national security that leverages both military and non-military capabilities.

Dr. Perry holds an M.A. in international affairs, an M.A. in law and diplomacy, and a Ph.D. in international politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).