Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies


Education
  • BA (Honors), Swarthmore College
  • MA, International Relations, The University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, The Wharton School
  • PhD, Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania

Biography

Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. is the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School and President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. He has advised government officials and others on military strategy, defense modernization, alliance relations, proliferation and counterproliferation, terrorism, homeland security, and national security policy. He has lectured widely at government, industry, and academic forums in the United States and overseas. Between 2006-2009 he served on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), U.S. Department of State. Dr. Pfaltzgraff has authored and contributed to numerous books, reports, and monographs; some of his most recent publications include: Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security ; International Security Studies: Looking Back and Looking Ahead; A Near-Term Strategy to Counter the EMP Threat; Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the Twenty-First Century; Space and U.S. Security: A Net Assessment; “Counterproliferation Challenges,” Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic; “The Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty;” “Space: The Next Frontier;” and Contending Theories of International Relations, fifth edition. Pfaltzgraff holds a PhD in Political Science, an MA in International Relations, and an MBA in International Business from the University of Pennsylvania.


Curriculum Vitae - Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Professional Activities
  • President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, MA and Washington, D.C.
  • Member, Board of Advisors to the President, U.S. Naval War College
  • Member, International Security Advisory Board, Department of State 2006-2009
  • Chairman, Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship.
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Research Interests
  • U.S. national security policy
  • International Relations theory
  • Proliferation/Counterproliferation
  • Homeland security
  • Contemporary military strategy
  • Changing roles and missions of the U.S. armed forces
  • Missile defense issues
  • Crisis management

ARTICLES
• “A Near-Term Strategy to Counter the EMP Threat, White Paper, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis for the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense, June 2014. Co-author with Henry F. Cooper.
• “Deterrence by Denial,” Journal of International Security Affairs, Symposium: Modern Missile Defense at 30, Spring Summer 2013, Number 24.
• “International Security Studies: Looking Back and Looking Ahead,” The Fletcher Forum, Special Issue 2013. Co-author with Richard Shultz.
• Ethnic Conflict and Regional Instability: Implications for US Policy and Army Roles and Missions (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 1994). Co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr..
"Countering the EMP Threat: The Role of Missile Defense," White Paper, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis for the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense, July 2010. Co-author with Henry F. Cooper.
"The Last Line of Defense," Journal of International Security Affairs, Fall/Winter 2010, Number 19. Co-author with Henry F. Cooper.
"Updating U.S. Deterrence Concepts and Operational Planning: Reassuring Allies, Deterring Legacy Threats, and Dissuading Nuclear 'Wannabes'," February 2009, an Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis White Paper. Co-author with Jacquelyn K. Davis, Charles M. Perry, and James L.
• "The Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty," The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 30, no. 3 (2006). Author.
"The Next Frontier," The Journal of International Security Affairs, Spring 2006, Number 10, Author.

BOOKS
• Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. Co-author with Jacquelyn K. Davis.
Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the Twenty-First Century. The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 2009, Report of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense (Cambridge, MA: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis for the Independent Working Group, revised edition, 2009). Co-author and co-editor.
The Space and U.S. Security Net Assessment, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 2009. Author.
Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the Twenty-First Century, Report of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense (Cambridge, MA: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis for the Independent Working Group, 2006). Co-author and co-editor
• Consequence Management in NATO since 9/11, Volume One: Emerging Threats, Planning, and Responses and Volume Two: NATO and European Union Organizational Dimensions and Country Profiles (Cambridge, MA: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 2005). Co-author
• Relacões Internationalais as Teorias em Confronto (Lisbon: Gradiva, 2003, Portuguese edition of Contending Theories of International Relations, fifth edition). Co-author.
Contending Theories of International Relations. Longman, 2001. Co-author with James E. Dougherty.
Strategy and International Politics: Essays in Memory of Werner Kaltefleiter. Peter Lang, 2001. Co-editor and author with William R. Van Cleave.
The Role of Naval Forces in 21st Century Operations. Brassey's, 2000. Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz.
War in the Information Age: New Challenges for U.S. Security Policy. Brassey's, 1997.
• Ethnic Conflict and Regional Instability: Implications for US Policy and Army Roles and Missions (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 1994). Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz.
• Marine Expeditionary Forces: Into the Twenty-First Century. Originally published in two issues of the journal Perspectives on Warfighting, the manuscript was published as a single volume by the Marine Corps in 1993. Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz.
Naval Forward Presence Missions and the National Military Strategy. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1993. Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz
• The Future of Air Power in the Aftermath of the Gulf War. Montgomery, AL: Air University Press, 1992. Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz.
• U.S. Defense Policy in an Era of Constrained Resources (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1989). Co-editor and author with Richard Shultz.
• Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency: U.S.-Soviet Policy in the Third World (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1988). Co-editor with Uri Ra’anan and William Olson
• Protracted Warfare—The Third World Arena: A Dimension of U.S. Soviet Conflict (Lexington, MA.: Lexington Books, 1988). Co-author.
• Emerging Doctrines and Technologies: Implications for Global and Regional Political-Military Balances (Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1987. Co-editor and contributor.
• Selling the Rope to Hang Capitalism?: The Debate on West-East Trade and Technology Transfer (Washington, D.C.: Pergamon-Brasseys, 1987). Co-editor and contributor.
• US-Soviet Doctrines and Technologies: Global and Regional Implications (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987). Co-editor and author with Uri Ra’anan and Richard Shultz.
• Hydra of Carnage: The International Linkages of Terrorism (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985). Co-editor and author with Uri Ra’anan, Ernst Halperin, and Igor Lukes
• Security Commitments and Capabilities: Elements of an American Global Strategy (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1985). Co-editor and contributor.
• Shattering Europe's Defense Consensus: The Anti-Nuclear Protest Movement in Western Europe (Elmsford, N.Y.: Pergamon-Brasseys, 1985). Co-editor and contributor.
• The Peace Movements in Europe and the United States (Kent, England: Croom Helm Ltd., 1985). Co-editor and contributor.
• International Security Dimensions of Space (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1984). Co-editor and contributor.
• National Security Policy: The Decision-Making Process (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1984). Co-editor and contributor.
• The U.S. Defense Mobilization Infrastructure: Problems and Priorities (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1983). Co-editor and contributor.
• Die atlantische Gemeinschaft in der Krise: Eine Neudefinition der transatlantischen Beziehungen (Stuttgart, FRG: Klett-Cotta, 1982). Co-author.
• Projection of Power: Perspectives, Perceptions and Problems (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1982). Co-editor and contributor.
• Contending Theories of International Relations: A Comprehensive Survey (New York: Harper and Row, 1981, Second Edition). Co-author.
• Intelligence Policy and National Security (London: Macmillan Company, 1981). Co-editor and contributor.
• Politics and the International System (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1969; Second Edition, 1972). Editor.
• The Atlantic Community: A Complex Imbalance (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969). Author.
• American Foreign Policy: FDR to Reagan (New York: Harper and Low, 1986). Co-author with James E. Dougherty.
• Britain Faces Europe, 1957-1967 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969). Author.

BOOK CHAPTERS
• “International Relations Theory and Spacepower,” in Toward a Theory of Spacepower: Selected Essays, Charles D. Lutes and Peter L. Hays (eds.) with Vincent A. Manzo, Lisa M. Yambrick, and M. Elaine Bunn (Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 2011).
• “Dealing with the Nuclear Threat in the Struggle against Terror,” in Legal Issues in the Struggle against Terror, John Norton Moore and Robert F. Turner (eds.) (Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2010).
• “William R. Van Cleave: Scholar, Teacher, and Strategist,” contribution to Festschrift presented on May 12, 2007.
• “Counterproliferation Challenges,” in Taking on Tehran: Strategies for Confronting the Islamic Republic, Ilan Berman (ed.) (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007).
• “Bulgaria in a New Southeastern Europe,” Bulgaria in Europe: Charting a Path toward Reform and Integration, Dimitris Keridis, Charles M. Perry, and Monica R. P. d’Assunção Carlos, (eds.) (Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, Inc., 2006), in association with The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe of Harvard University and The Kokkalis Foundation.
• “Historical Development of the Study of International Relations,” in Encyclopaedia Britannica (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2002) updated and revised.
• “Theorie der internationalen Beziehngen and die Praxis und Analyse von Aussenpolitik,” in Realistische Perspektiven internationaler Politik (Germany: Leske & Budrich, Opladen 2001).
• “The Spectrum of Conflict: Symmetrical or Asymmetrical Challenge?” with Stephen Wright in The Role of Naval Forces in 21st Century Operations (Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2000).
• “International Security: Policy and Strategy,” in International Strategy and Policy (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Europäisher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2000).
• Working Group Chairman. Played an extensive role in the development of the Final Report of the study, U.S. Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century: A Fresh Look at National Strategy and Requirements (Washington, DC: U.S. National Defense University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1998).

OP-EDS
"A Dangerous Gap in Our Defenses?" National Review Online, December 14, 2010. Co-author with Henry F. Cooper.
"Don't Ignore Sea, Space-Based Missile Defense," Defense News, October 22, 2007. Co-author with Ilan Berman and Henry F. Cooper.
"Lost in Space," The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2006. Co-author with Henry F. Cooper.

Courses

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Email Address
Robert.Pfaltzgraff@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.2738