ITTA In The News

Pagedas, Constantine A. “Trump & the Unpredictable 2024 Election – Can an ‘Anti-Government’ Candidate Win Again?” Japan Spotlight. January/February 2018: 54-59. Print. (view PDF)

ITTA Executive Vice President Constantine Pagedas and ITTA Director Robert Shields supported the World Bank’s GovTech Global Partnership in its March 2023 publications of two report: Institutional and Procurement Practice Note on Cloud Computing; and the Data Classification Matrix and Cloud Assessment Framework. These publications support the World Bank’s efforts to promote secure and resilient adoption of public cloud computing solutions by government entities.

Shields, Robert: “Key Considerations for Satellite Cybersecurity in 2023,” Via Satellite, January 6, 2023.

Shields, Robert: “Space sustainability as a national priority in the United States,” Journal of Space Safety Engineering, Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2022: 481-487. (view PDF)

Interview on 29 November 2022 with the Voice of America’s Russia Service on the international politics surrounding the World Cup football match between the United States and Iran.

Pagedas, Constantine A. “From National Resurgence to Imperial Recklessness: Russia’s War in Ukraine & the Impact on Europe’s Energy Security” Japan Spotlight. July/August 2022: 53-57. Print. (view PDF)

Shields, Robert: “Cybersecurity in the Early Days of the Biden Administration,“ Japan Spotlight, January / February 2022: 21-25. (view PDF).

Shields, Robert: “Space Sustainability as a National Priority in the United States,” IAASS Conference 2021: Managing Risk in Space, October 2021.

Maekawa, Koji and Shields, Robert: “Digital Transformation and Mega Constellation Concepts in the US,” Semicon Portal, July 2021. (three-part series: Part OnePart TwoPart Three

Phillip, Darah, “Will “America First” Leave America Alone? – The Trump Administration’s Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific Region” Japan Spotlight, November/December 2020, 39-42. Print. (view PDF)

Pagedas, Constantine A. “As the World Turns”: Donald Trump & the Prospects for Re-Electing a “Soap Opera” President Japan Spotlight. September/October 2020: 43-47. Print. (view PDF))

From October 28 - November 2, 2019, Laura Schwartz participated in the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)'s U.S.-ROK Next Generation Leaders Program, in which emerging and established US policy leaders visit the ROK to develop an understanding of U.S.-Korea policy issues and form ties with each other and the Korean policymaking community. (NBR, Yonhap News)

Shields, Robert: “Enabling a Sustainable Space Environment in the Mega Constellation Era,“ Japan Space Forum’s International Symposium on Ensuring Stable Use of Outer Space, February 27, 2020 (view PDF).

Shields, Robert: “Technology Controls & Supply Chain Security – the Linchpins of the New Cold War,“ Japan Spotlight, November / December 2019: 33-37. (view PDF).

  • In Japanese as 技術制御とサプライ・チェーンの安全保障-新冷戦の要 (view PDF)

Greenfield, Carl, “Using Trump's trade war to address climate change”, The Hill, June 15, 2019 (

Interview of Eric D. Lundell and Constantine A. Pagedas on US global trade policy in the Trump Administration with the Fourin monthly magazine, published May 2019 (in Japanese). (view PDF)

Paraschos, Peter, “Venezuela’s Oil Decline and American Energy Independence”, Newsletter of the US Association for Energy Economics, National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), March 2019. (

Lundell, Eric and Shields, Bobby. “A U.S. Perspective on Foreign Data Protection Policies: Impacts on Economic Competitiveness and National Security”, Hitachi Souken Journal, Volume 13-4, February 2019, 20-23. (view PDF)

Greenfield, Carl, “Naughty Children – Not Electric Utilities – May Drive U.S. Coal Demand This Winter”, Newsletter of the US Association for Energy Economics, National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), January 2019. (

Carl Greenfield’s interview from USAEE/NCAC, January 2019.

Gillispie, Clara, and Schwartz, Laura. “How Asia’s Auto Boom Shapes its Energy Security Strategies.” Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs Winter 2019: 25-37. (view PDF)

Shields, Robert, “Making Space Safe Again: National Security Space Policy in the Trump Era” Japan Spotlight. July/August 2018: 16-19. Print (view PDF)

In March 2018, FOURIN, Inc., a global automotive industry research organization, published an interview with ITTA regarding select topics in the US transportation sector. Eric Lundell, Carl Greenfield, and Josh Marciano addressed federal vehicle emissions regulations and autonomous vehicle developments in FOURIN’s monthly report. (view PDF).

Pagedas, Constantine A. “Ugly American Diplomacy: Donald Trump & the Art of the Deal” Japan Spotlight. January/February 2018: 33-40. Print. (view PDF)

Interview on 16 November 2017 with Eric D. Lundell, “Issues of the US Economy Under the Trump Administration” Japan Spotlight. January/February 2018: 9-13. Print. (view PDF)

Interview on 6 September 2017 with Voice of America’s Russia Service on the escalating tensions in the Asia-Pacific region following North Korea’s nuclear weapons’ test.

In September 2016, ITTA, Inc. held a seminar for Japanese companies interested in entering the US aerospace, space and national security market in support of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).  Eric Lundell, Constantine Pagedas and Joshua Marciano addressed the practical knowledge and advice regarding how non-US companies enter the US market, the US rules and regulations that would govern their entry and operations; and US export control issues that could directly affect their businesses and operations.  Further information can be found on this event on JAXA’s website:

Pagedas, Constantine A. “The Apprentice: Donald Trump & His Russia Problem” Japan Spotlight. July/August 2017: 33-38. Print. (view PDF)

Eric Lundell’s interview with Denki-Shinbun of Japan, May 24, 2017. (view PDF)

ITTA Energy Analyst Carl Greenfield participated in the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) Annual Energy Conference in Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2017. (view PDF)

Energy Policy: Experience curve for natural gas production by hydraulic fracturing by Rokuhei Fukui, Carl Greenfield, Katie Pogue, and Bob van der Zwaan  (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: Returning to Relevance: the Russian Challenge to Geopolitical Stability by Constantine A. Pagedas  (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: Geopolitical Risk in the Middle East & North Africa: Shatter Belts & Great Power Rivalry by Peter E. Paraschos  (view PDF)

“Η διάκριση των εξουσιών στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής και μια επισκόπηση της εκτελεστικής εξουσίας” [in English, as “The Separation of Power in the US and Oversight of the Executive Branch”] (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: Two Decades of Evolutionary Policy by Joshua Marciano  (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century — Driving Factors for Continuity & Change by Diana Friedman and Eric Lundell (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: Wither Europe? — Crisis in the EU & Searching for an Identity by Devin Horne and Constantine A. Pagedas  (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: The Greek Debt Crisis: A Sisyphean Tragedy by Constatine Pagedas (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight: The Mixed Geopolitical Implications of Low Oil Prices for Saudi Arabia, Russia & the United States by Peter E. Paraschos (view PDF)

NATOSource: Special Summit Series: Greece and NATO by Constantine Pagedas (view article)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Japan 1964: Back to the Future: Panel 2 featuring Eric Lundell (VIDEO)

Japan Spotlight:  American Shale Revolution: Key Aspects and Implications for Japan by Peter E. Paraschos (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight:  Russia Resurgent: the Crisis in Ukraine and the Challenge to Global Governance by Constatine Page (view PDF)

Japan Spotlight:  The U.S. Social Security Program and Debate About Reform by Eric Lundell (view PDF)

Mediterranean Quarterly:  Offshore Energy in the Levant Basin: Leaders, Laggards, and Spoilers by Peter E. Paraschos (view PDF)

Voice of America:  Greek American Analysts Comment on Possible U.S. Military Involvement in Syria featuring Constantine Pagedas (view article)

Voice of America:  Pagedas: Washington Will Strongly Support the Samaras Government featuring Constantine Pagedas (view article)