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

Democracy and Autocracy, Volume 19(2), September 2021

September 2021 issue of the Democracy and Autocracy newsletter, dedicated to the theme "The International Aftermath of the Arab Spring."

News

Nominations Open for 2023 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2022

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

Understanding the Stakes in Taiwan

November 2022

Larry Diamond and Oriana Skylar Mastro join Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast to discuss China’s ambitions against Taiwan, and how the U.S. and its allies can deter Beijing.

We can’t afford US Congress wavering in its support for Ukraine

October 2022

Kevin McCarthy’s warning of no ‘blank check’ and progressive Democrats’ premature call for negotiations were unfortunate

Old Events

India’s Century? A Conversation with Indrani Bagchi

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 2 March 2022  9:00pm-10:15pm New Delhi, India 2 March 2022   India’s international position has evolved sharply in the first two decades of the 21st century,...

Should War be Left to the Generals? Civil-Military Relations in India

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 15 February 2022  3:30pm-4:45pm London, UK 15 February 2022 11:30pm-12:45am  Singapore, 15-16 February 2022 How does India’s civil-military relationship affect...

'Hallyu' in North Korea: Can South Korean Popular Culture Bring about Real Change?

January 31, 2022

South Korean popular culture has spread to all corners of the globe, including South Korea’s closed-off neighbor to the north.

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

Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?

The United States just experienced a historic election, electing Joseph R. Biden as its 46th president.
English

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

Multimedia

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

February 2022

Stanford Professor Norman Naimark is a history professor and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Introduction to Issues in International Security

February 2022

Introduction to Issues in International Security is a collaboration between the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).

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...

People

Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Chonira Aturupane Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Woman smiling Sulgiye Park Stanton Postdoctoral Fellow
Nariman Ustaiev Nariman Ustaeiv UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Headshot of Dr. Yiqing Xu. Yiqing Xu Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution