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 Publications

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Classless Politics

Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

Policy Roundup: September 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on Putin's nuclear threats and Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy, Michael McFaul on fixing the sanctions against Russia, Francis Fukuyama on why Ukraine will...

The Logic of Governance in China

An Organizational Approach

JAMA Forum: Resuscitating Abortion Rights in Emergency Care

In this JAMA Forum article by Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello, the professor of health policy and law...

Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

Although eyeglasses have been considered a cost-effective way to combat myopia, the empirical evidence of its impacts on improving learning outcomes is inconsistent. This paper provides empirical...

Content Governance in the Metaverse

Paper from the Content Policy and Society Lab

Policy Roundup: August 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on why the U.S. should avoid a nuclear arms race, Michael McFaul on how Putin may try to end the war in Ukraine, Oriana Skylar Mastro on China's...

Parenting Centers and Caregiver Mental Health: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial in China

This study conducts an exploratory analysis of the impacts of a center-based early childhood development intervention on the mental health of caregivers, using data from a cluster-randomized...

The Impact of Centralized Drug Procurement on Drug Prices and Utilization in China

This study investigated the impact of China’s centralized drug procurement (CDP) on drug prices, utilization, and expenditure in China. Employing the event study method, we estimated the impacts...

What Is at Stake in the US–China Technological Relationship?

Graham Webster has authored a chapter in the forthcoming book from Harvard University Press, The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations

Association Between Mental Health and Executive Dysfunction and the Moderating Effect of Urban-Rural Subpopulation in General Adolescents from Shangrao, China: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Objectives: To examine the association between mental health and executive dysfunction in general adolescents, and to identify whether home residence and school location would...

Daphne Keller and ACLU File Comment to Meta Oversight Board in "UK Drill Music" Case

The Program on Platform Regulation's Daphne Keller worked with the ACLU to file this comment to the Meta Oversight Board's "UK Drill Music" case.

Postnatal Mental Health, Breastfeeding Beliefs, and Breastfeeding Practices in Rural China

Background: The importance of breastfeeding in low- and middle- income countries is well recognized, yet the importance of postnatal mental health on breastfeeding practices and...

Internal Capabilities and External Resources of Academically Resilient Students in Rural China

Resilience can play an important role in enabling disadvantaged students to succeed academically. However, few studies in low-resource contexts have evaluated resilience as a process (including a...

The Know-Do Gap in Quality of Health for Chronic Non-communicable Diseases in Rural China

Proper management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a severe challenge to China's rural health system. This study investigates what influences the poor medical treatment of NCDs (diabetes and...

Is China a Challenge to U.S. National Security?

A chapter in The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations, edited by Maria Adele Carrai, Jennifer Rudolph, and Michael Szonyi.

Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties and Their Associations with Academic Performance in Math among Rural Youth in China

Behavioral strengths and difficulties among children and adolescents may be significantly associated with their academic performance; however, the evidence on this issue for rural youth in...

Labor conflict within foreign, domestic, and Chinese-owned manufacturing firms in Ethiopia

A large firm survey shows that labor conflicts in Ethiopia are more frequent in foreign-owned firms, especially those that are Chinese-owned. Foreign firms hire similarly educated and experienced...

People

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Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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Yulia Bezvershenko Headshot Yulia Bezvershenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Guoguang Wu Guoguang Wu Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI
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Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
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Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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