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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 ever-threatening 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.

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Cosmopolitanism and the Crisis of Social Identity

May 9, 2019

Abstract:The recent surge in nationalism and tribalism brings renewed salience to questions of identity within and across borders.

Marriage, Fertility and Rapid Population Aging: Japan’s Distinctive Demographic Landscape

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Friday, April 26, 2019RSVP NowVALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVALABSTRACT: Japan’s population is the...

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Tuesday, May 7, 2019RSVP NowVALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVALABSTRACT: Why have the three most...

Venezuela's Crisis: Chávez, Maduro and Beyond?

April 18, 2019

Abstract:Venezuela finds itself mired in an unprecedented economic and political crisis.

The War Scare That Wasn’t

April 18, 2019

Abstract: Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot?

Defense Without Deterrence: Indian Military Strategy in the 1965 War

April 11, 2019

EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Wednesday, April 17, 2019RSVP NowABSTRACT: Why does success in combat sometimes fail to produce a stable and durable...

U.S.-China Diplomacy: 40 Years of What’s Worked and What has Not

April 9, 2019

U.S.-China relations has reached a watershed moment.  Even as both nations reassess the trajectory of their bilateral relationship, James Green, who recently served as Minister Counselor for Trade...

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum

April 5, 2019

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum May 2, 2019Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversitySponsored and organized by Nikkei Inc., The Hoover Institution, and the Walter H...

JIIA-Stanford Symposium: “The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia”

April 5, 2019

The JIIA-Stanford Symposium"The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia" May 10, 2019Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySponsored and organized by the...

America's Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less

April 4, 2019

Abstract: President Trump may talk about the Middle East differently than Obama did.

Drell Lecture: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

March 29, 2019

Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security, and author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War   In...

The Market Model: Comparative Immigration Regimes in 30 Countries Worldwide

March 28, 2019

Professor Justin Gest will present an unique study of immigration governance across 30 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Explaining Coercion by China in the South China Sea

March 26, 2019

Despite adverse implications for its image, when it comes to territorial disputes, China has been willing to employ coercion.

Catalonia, popular republicanism, and the crisis of Europe

March 25, 2019

Catalonia’s bid for independence seems to have involved a major political puzzle for considerable parts of the European public, including academia.

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 2 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 4 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 1 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 3 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 5 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

North Korea: Five Numbers You Need to Know

March 18, 2019

North Korea is the land of punditry, controversy and bad intelligence.  Policy debates swirl in Washington over how U.S.

NATO’s Response to the Changing Security Environment

March 18, 2019

Abstract: Ambassador Koster will address the following political-military issues during his lecture.

U.S.-Taiwan Relations in a Changing Indo-Pacific Region

March 15, 2019

Mr. Randall Schriver is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Mr.

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Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Lecturer at APARC
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor William J. Perry Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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