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

Records 24 / 2320

Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

Nostalgia and Populisms in Contemporary Tunisia

October 22, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: How does the widespread frustration that often accompanies democratic transitions shape the political...

Welfare for Autocrats: Social Assistance in China

October 15, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: What are the costs of the Chinese regime's fixation on quelling dissent in the name of political order, or ...

Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Changing Asia-Pacific

September 30, 2020

This event is being held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Digital Trade Wars

September 29, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center, Wednesday, October 21, from 10 a.m. –11 a.m.

U.S.-Korea Relations under Trump and Moon Administrations: A Critical Assessment

September 24, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations." In this panel discussion, experts in foreign affairs will assess the U.S.-Korea...

The Dynamics of Refugee Return: Syrian Refugees and Their Migration Intentions

September 24, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

September 23, 2020

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 with others.

On the Watershed: The Implications of the 2020 China-India Border Crisis

September 21, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations" Co-sponsored with the Center for South Asia (CSA) Since May 2020, Chinese troops have...

Southeast Asia Faces China: New Views from New Books

September 21, 2020

It is a good time to be interested in Southeast Asia-China relations.

2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award: Featuring Award Recipient Tom Wright

September 4, 2020

This event is available through livestream only. Please register in advance for the webinar by using the link below.

Distinguishing Mainland from Maritime Southeast Asia: How Much Does It Matter?

September 1, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations" REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/3gPVXlt Chair/discussant:  Donald K.

POSTPONED: Turbulence in East Asia and Japan's Security

September 1, 2020

This event has been postponed. Please see below for details.

Islamic Humanitarian Law and Islamic Armed Groups

September 1, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Navigating U.S.-China Technology Futures

August 31, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center on Wednesday, September 9th, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

South Korea's Strategy in Times of a Great Economic Decoupling

August 27, 2020

Please register at www.eai-aparc-seminar.or.kr on the day of the event.

Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

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 with others.

Belarus Today: Is this the End for Lukashenko?

August 17, 2020

This event is being live-streamed on Zoom.

On Encrypted Messaging Platforms

August 12, 2020

Join the Cyber Policy Center on August 26th, at 10 a.m. pacific time, for a look how governments around the world are pushing to ban strong encryption.

Book Discussion: U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

August 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Social Media and Democracy:  The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform

August 6, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for a discussion of Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform, a new book with chapters by scholars and faculty at the Cyber...

Informing Government Response to COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

August 4, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the event: Governments in sub-Saharan Africa face tough choices in COVID-19 policy response.

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Program Admissions Webinar

July 28, 2020

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about the Master's in International Policy program and how to apply. Registration is required: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar...

Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign to Shape Global Narratives

July 22, 2020

REGISTER The Hoover Institution and the Stanford Internet Observatory invite you to a discussion of their joint white paper: "Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign to Shape...

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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
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Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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