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.

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Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

Afghanistan: U.S. Policy Options Fifteen Years after 9/11

January 2017

Abstract:Fifteen years after the American-led international military intervention, Afghanistan faces mounting security, governance, and economic challenges.  The Afghan Army and police remain highly dependent on U.S.

The Logic of China's Global Policymaking

January 2017

Is there a grand strategy behind Beijing’s foreign policymaking?

The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why," with John Roosa on Feb.

Thailand's Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Thailand’s Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects," with Thitinan Pongsudhirak on Oct.

Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective," with Dan Slater on Feb.

The Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 2016

Speaker Bio: Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. She studies Chinese law and politics.She was a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow at CDDRL (2012-2015).  

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

Toward Real-Time Measures of Poverty and Vulnerability

December 2016

Abstract:Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to research and policy, but reliable data is often scarce in developing and conflict-affected regions.

Frightened masses are easy to manipulate

November 2016

The Q&A with Bassem Youssef, CDDRL visiting scholar, on media, comedy, and politics in the U.S and the Middle East. 

Taiwan’s China Dilemma

October 2016

Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic PolicyAbstractChina and Taiwan share one of the world's most complex international relationships.

U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying out the Rebalance

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the seminar "U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying Out the Rebalance" on Oct. 18, 2016, with U.S.

Doomed to Cooperate: Averting Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

October 2016

At the end of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists came together—overcoming political, cultural, and geographic divides—to work toward a common goal of reducing nuclear threat. In this video, Siegfried S.

High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam," on Feb.

The Arbitral Court’s Ruling on the South China Sea: Pros and Cons, Contexts and Consequences

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "The Arbitral Court’s Ruling on the South China Sea: Pros and Cons, Contexts and Consequences," with on Oct.

Governing Non-Traditional Security, Rescaling the State in Southeast Asia

October 2016

Audio and transcript of the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Governing Non-Traditional Security, Rescaling the State in Southeast Asia," on Feb.

Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges," on Sept. 29, 2016 with Luhut B.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

August 2016

Videos and presentations from the conference "One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster:  Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector,  Governance, and Economy" on Feb. 27, 2012.

In Beijing, experts examine China's rise and the changing global order

June 2016

Stanford and Peking University jointly hosted a forum titled “A Changing Global and Political Order: Perspectives from China-United States Cooperation” on June 6-7 in Beijing.

The End of an Era: Can the Consensus on Constructive Engagement with China be Sustained? Should it?

June 2016

Video and transcript from the Oksenberg Lecture on June 1, "The End of an Era: Can the Consensus on Constructive Engagement with China be Sustained?

North Korea Policy: Why the Obama Administration is Right and the Critics are Wrong

May 2016

Video and transcript of the event, "North Korea Policy: Why the Obama Administration is Right and the Critics are Wrong," on May 13, with Korea Program Associate Director David Straub.Critics of the Obama administration's North Korea policy charge...

Shorenstein Journalism Award 2015 Acceptance Speech: Yoichi Funabashi

May 2016

First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the members of the Shorenstein award jury and acknowledge those jury members who are here with us this evening – Susan Chira, Donald Emmerson, Daniel Sneider and Orville...

At Stanford, Fu Ying discusses prospect of building US-China consensus

May 2016

 Geostrategic rivalry and economic interdependence coexist in uneasy balance between the United States and China.

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

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Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
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Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science