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International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its ever-threatening northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Events

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Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Cao, Ito and Kato

May 21, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Research Presentations (session 4 of 5) - Nomura, Raveendran, and Watanabe

May 14, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Akai, Inoshita, and Chen

May 10, 2018

The formate of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Kofi Annan, in conversation with Francis Fukuyama

May 1, 2018

Speaker(s) Bio:Kofi Annan is the Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. Mr.

Inviting Intervention

April 19, 2018

Abstract:Foreign intervention sometimes enters by domestic invitation.

The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Partnership

April 17, 2018

The Taiwan Relations Act, along with the three U.S.-China joint communiques, remains the foundation for U.S.

Knight Hennessy Scholars Information Session

April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM until 06:00 PMPeking UniversityAtrium M11Beijing 100871ChinaThis event is intended for students and recent alumni of this university.

Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

During its March 2018 National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting, the PRC’s national delegates voted nearly unanimously to eliminate term limits for China’s president and vice president.

Research Presentations (session 1 of 5) - Morishige, Nishinaka, and Ryou

April 9, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.

Research Presentations (session 2 of 5) - Lu, Okamoto and Watanabe

April 9, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

April 9, 2018

Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and director of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, shares an inside account of U.S.-Russia relations.

Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work

April 5, 2018

Abstract:In Navigation by Judgment (Oxford University Press, 2018) I argue that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by...

Save the Date: Talk by Sir Nick Clegg

April 2, 2018

More information forthcoming.

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan

March 30, 2018

Dennis T. Yang is member of the U.S.

Fire, Fury and Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

March 28, 2018

Please note the venue change to the Bechtel Conference CenterEncina Hall, 1st floor. We have reached venue capacity.

Hate Spin: Disinformation Campaigns and Identity Politics in Asia

March 27, 2018

Hate propaganda has been a feature of politics in India, Indonesia, and other Asian democracies long before the recent surge in interest in so-called “fake news” and intolerant populism in the West...

The AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

For directions to the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, please click here.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016.

The U.S.-Indian Partnership: A Linchpin for Asian Peace and Prosperity

March 22, 2018

No longer "estranged democracies," relations between the United States and India have been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years, though at times have fallen short of the lofty expectations...

Event Canceled: What is to be Done with a Nuclear North Korea?

March 19, 2018

NOTE: This event has been canceled.  

At life’s frontiers: the case for epistemic subsidiarity

March 17, 2018

Abstract: International cooperation has long been founded on the idea that securing a common factual understanding of things in the world is a prerequisite for deciding how to act in concert....

President Trump: The Future of US Foreign Policy and America’s Role in the World

March 16, 2018

In this charged political environment, Anja Manuel will attempt to cut through the rhetoric to offer an informed analysis of how President Trump’s policies might affect the United States’...

Bold Strategy or Irrational Exuberance: Can China's Fiscal Foundations Support the Belt and Road Initiative?

March 12, 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a project of breathtaking scale that aims to reshape economic geography and enhance China’s centrality in the world.  Estimates for the costs of infrastructure...

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

People

Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Kharis Templeman Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative