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

ARD Releases July 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

August 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the July 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy...

Scot Marciel Testifies Before the International Parliamentary Inquiry into the Global Response to the Crisis in Myanmar

August 2022

Even those countries and international organizations that have not supported the military junta in Myanmar have relied on flawed analysis and conventional diplomatic tools and approaches that do not...

Military Capabilities, Not Commitment, at Stake in Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro Examines Fallout From Pelosi's Visit

August 2022

Political maneuvers like Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan only anger Beijing but ultimately do not address the key issue of whether the United States has the military capabilities needed to...

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
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Nariman Ustaiev Headshot Nariman Ustaeiv UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita