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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 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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Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

January 11, 2022

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN...

Save the Date -- Jonathan Hopkin

December 16, 2021

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Save the Date -- Gonzalo Boye

December 16, 2021

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Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

December 16, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk   Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands.

Costly signaling, power and religious behavior, or What can we learn from the Skoptsy?

December 16, 2021

The focus of religion & politics research has been predominantly on the impact of religious actors on democratic and non-democratic political systems and religion-inspired political behavior....

Turkey-US Relations: Can the Vicious Cycle be Broken?

December 1, 2021

Turkey-US relations have been going through the most turbulent episode since 2016.

Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

Singapore Today: The Challenges of Race, Inequality, and U.S.-China Relations – A Conversation with Linda Lim

November 18, 2021

Singapore’s typically robust economy and stable hegemonic-party polity today face arguably their most serious challenges in half a century.  The hyper-global affluent nation-state is more...

The World House Global Network presents Saumitra Jha

November 8, 2021

On Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 am PT, The World House Global Network is honored to host Saumitra Jha who will discuss: "Nonviolence: Lessons from India's Independence Struggle." Register...

What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

Cuba en el siglo XXI

October 29, 2021

Join us for a conversation on Cuba led by scholars and professionals within and outside Cuba who will discuss contemporary Cuba from a variety of perspectives.

The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It

October 27, 2021

  Join us November 2nd from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for “The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It” featuring David Kaye, professor of law at University of California, Irvine, and moderated by Kelly...

The World House Global Network presents Gerald and Marita Grudzen

October 26, 2021

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 10am PT, The World House Global Network is honored to have Gerald and Marita Grudzen, founders of Global Ministries University who will discuss: "A Case Study in...

BOOK TALK | The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power by Jacob Helberg

October 22, 2021

On Wednesday, October 27 at 10 am Pacific Time, please join Andrew Grotto, Director of Stanford’s Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance, for a conversation with Jacob Helberg, senior...

The Administrative State of Content Moderation

October 20, 2021

In this talk, Evelyn Douek argues that the stylized picture of content moderation that dominates academic, public and regulatory discourse needs reframing.

Book Launch: The North Korean Conundrum

October 13, 2021

This is a joint event with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Admissions Webinar | Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

October 6, 2021

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about the Master's in International Policy program and how to apply. Please register in advance.

Admissions Webinar for the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

October 6, 2021

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about FSI's Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy and how to apply. Please register in advance.

Idealist Graduate School Fair

October 6, 2021

Are you considering a graduate degree in foreign policy? Drop by the virtual Idealist Graduate School Fair to learn more about your options!

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the event. The link will be unique to you, please save it and do not share with others.

Europe After America

September 27, 2021

Download transcript of talk   This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s...

Japan under Prime Minister Kishida: The LDP Presidential Election and the Upcoming House of Representatives Election

September 27, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share it with others.

Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?

September 27, 2021

  The rule in international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory has lately come under pressure, for example when Russia seized and annexed Crimea in 2014.

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
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
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
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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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology