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International Relations

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 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.

Other Publications

Policy Round Up: January 2022

Key policy takeaways from Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama on the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot; Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul on the Ukraine-Russia crisis; and Alex Stamos and...

CDDRL 2021 Year in Review

We're pleased to share CDDRL's 2021 Year in Review where you can learn about the important work the Center has accomplished over the last year. We're grateful to our community committed to our...

Nuclear Deterrence and the US-China Strategic Relationship

From Alliances, Nuclear Weapons and Escalation: Managing Deterrence in the 21st Century, edited by Stephan Frühling and Andrew O’Neil, published 2021 by ANU Press, The Australian National...

News

Nine named AAAS Fellows from Stanford and SLAC

January 2022

Paul Edwards and eight other faculty from Stanford and SLAC are among the 564 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

What Does Korea’s 2022 Presidential Election Mean for its Democracy?

January 2022

The ongoing South Korean presidential race holds significant sociopolitical implications for the future of democracy as democratic backsliding has now become an undeniable reality in South Korea.

COVID-19 Disproportionately Affected Marginalized and Rural Populations in Asia, New Study Shows

January 2022

In the first report of its kind comparing the impacts of the pandemic on people with chronic conditions in five Asian regions, researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston document how the pandemic’...

Events

Health Economics Seminar - Amanda Starc

March 14, 2022

Amanda Starc, Ph.D.

Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections

January 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, February 1st from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections featuring one of our postdoctoral scholars, Alessandro Vecchiato.

Technology and Democracy in India

January 25, 2022

This event is co-sponsored by  Center for South Asia and is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific How does...

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
English

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium Series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia”

Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia Topics include how policymakers can promote mask-wearing, vaccination, and other science-based responses to the...
English

Multimedia

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses China's Naval Capacity on the BBC World Service

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined BBC World Service's The Real Story host Ritula Shah and a panel of experts to discuss China's naval might and its military modernization program (the interview with Mastro starts at 24:00)  China has...

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses the Australia-UK-US Security Pact on the BBC Newshour

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined the BBC Newshour to discuss the significance of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States trilateral security pact.

The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

August 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to travel to Southeast Asia, where the reaction to the Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul is amazement, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson tells NPR's Southeast Asia Correspondent Julie...

People

Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
ayca Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
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ma yue headshot Yue Ma Research Scholar
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science