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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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The Global Economic Order before (and after) Western Hegemony: Chinese-Middle Eastern Relations from the Silk Road to "One Belt, One Road"

June 11, 2018

The Western, or liberal, international order which emerged after World War II reflects the culmination of a centuries-long process of European, and later American, economic and political...

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...

Crimea: Russia's Unique Experiment on Integration of Annexed Territory | A Conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev

May 15, 2018

This event is now full. Please send an email to sj1874@stanford.edu if you would like to be added to the wait list. Crimea has become a precedent in the newest world history.

Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy Webinar

May 15, 2018

Online Event Interested in learning more about the Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy at Stanford University?

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...

Incentivizing Restraint in the South China Sea

May 2, 2018

How does Southeast Asia incentivize a major power like China to exercise restraint, particularly in the ongoing dispute in the South China Sea (SCS)? Prof.

Kofi Annan, in conversation with Francis Fukuyama

May 1, 2018

Co-sponsor: WSD HANDA Center 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.

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Coterm Info Session

April 27, 2018

Interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in International Policy?

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

Please note: RSVP's are full for this event.

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

We have reached capacity for CEMEX Auditorium and are no longer accepting RSVPsWatch the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/StanfordFSIMichael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and...

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...

Nick Clegg: Brexit and Europe - what happens now?

April 2, 2018

With the UK on the brink of exiting the European Union, prominent British voices are calling for the country to reconsider its decision to leave.

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...

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science