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.

Recent Events

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A World Safe for Autocracy? China's Rise and the Future of Global Politics

May 13, 2020

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy ambitions and international influence?

What's Communist about the Communist Party of China?

April 1, 2020

[Seminar Abstract Forthcoming]Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Globalization, International Norms and Capacity Building

February 20, 2020

Abstract:At any given moment there are hundreds of international negotiations being undertaken in numerous institutions and forums, touching upon every legal and social aspect, including cyber,...

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

February 10, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Resurrecting Compliance in Assessing Law’s Impact on Behavior

February 6, 2020

Abstract:Legal compliance has gotten a bad rap in international relations research.

Justice as Checks and Balances: Indigenous Claims in the Courts of Colonial Mexico

January 30, 2020

Abstract:Why did colonial powers establish courts to address Indigenous grievances?

Lunch Seminar Series | Algorithm Skills: What are They and How Do We Measure Them?

January 24, 2020

Abstract:Considerable scholarship has established that algorithms are an increasingly important part of what information people encounter in everyday life.

The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

January 23, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower-a titan stalking the world stage with more...

Competitiveness, Economic Development and Strategy: Going Beyond GDP as Measure of Human Well Being

January 23, 2020

Co-sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and US-Asia Technology Management CenterAmit Kapoor, PhD  In addition to the roles listed above, Dr.

Human Rights in North Korea Policy: Human Rights and Security are not in Conflict

January 22, 2020

Over the last three years, the United Sates has done an about-face in terms of engaging North Korea on human rights.

How do Modern Militant Groups Form, Survive, and Thrive?

January 22, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: Despite the fact that armed groups directly influence patterns of war between and within states, the...

The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

January 21, 2020

The 12th Annual Koret WorkshopThe workshop will consist of three sessions:Session 1: Human Rights and Denuclearization of North Korea--Help or Hinderance?Session 2: The Role of U.N.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

“Crazy Rich Asians”?: Southeast Asia's Billionaires and Their Business Empires in the Age of China's Rise

January 17, 2020

The hit movie Crazy Rich Asians shone a light on the extreme wealth of Southeast Asia's ethnically Chinese ultra-wealthy, who have long topped billionaire rankings and dominated stock-markets...

Gandhi's Gift: Successful Mass Nonviolence and India's Decolonization

January 17, 2020

Co-sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and Center for South Asia (CSA).When does mass nonviolent mobilization for political change occur, what prevents it from...

Lunch Seminar Series | Monitoring Disinformation in Taiwan: Evidence from the Lead Up to the 2020 Election

January 15, 2020

On January 11, 2020 Taiwan held its presidential and legislative elections.

U.S. Policy Towards Russia in an Era of Great Power Competition

January 14, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP. Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 574 358 180. About this Event: U.S.-Russian relations are at perhaps...

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

Course: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet

January 13, 2020

The Program on Democracy and the Internet's course, Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet begins January 7 and  is hosted by Nathaniel Persily, James B.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Alice Underwood Research Scholar
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita