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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Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond

A new playbook from the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) aims to help identify, respond to, and build long...

Democracy and Autocracy, Volume 19(2), September 2021

September 2021 issue of the Democracy and Autocracy newsletter, dedicated to the theme "The International Aftermath of the Arab Spring."

Content-Oblivious Trust and Safety Techniques: Results from a Survey of Online Service Providers

A new publication from Riana Pfefferkorn of the Stanford Internet Observatory

Passive Versus Active Service Delivery: Comparing the Effects of Two Parenting Interventions on Early Cognitive Development in Rural China

We present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effects of a free, center-based parenting intervention on early cognitive development and parenting practices in 100...

Data Collection: Lessons of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Skepticism, and Legal Transparency

An article in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy (JNSLP) from James X. Dempsey of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance.

Two shifts for crop mapping: Leveraging aggregate crop statistics to improve satellite-based maps in new regions

Crop type mapping at the field level is critical for a variety of applications in agricultural monitoring, and satellite imagery is becoming an increasingly abundant and useful raw input from which...

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'

Middle East Influence Operations: Observations Across Social Media Takedowns

Researchers Shelby Grossman, Renee DiResta and Josh A. Goldstein examine Middle East influence operations across social media, including how regimes incorporated social media activities into their...

Privacy, Middleware, and Interoperability

Can Technical Solutions, Including Blockchain, Help Us Avoid Hard Tradeoffs?

Early Childhood Development and Parental Training Interventions in Rural China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Introduction: Inadequate care during early childhood can lead to long-term deficits in skills. Parenting programmes that encourage investment in young children are a promising tool for improving...

On the Opportunities and Risks of Foundation Models

A new publication from the Center for Research on Foundation Models (CRFM) at Stanford University, with contributions by Shelby Grossman and others from the Stanford Internet Observatory

Consultation Length, Process Quality and Diagnosis Quality of Primary Care in Rural China: A Cross-Sectional Standardized Patient Study

Objective: Consultation length, the time spent between patient and health care provider during a visit, is an essential element in measuring quality of health care patients receive from a primary...

POMEPS Studies 43: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

The Project on Middle East Political Science partnered with Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and its Global Digital Policy Incubator for an innovative two...

Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana...

In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

Opinion: Global spyware such as Pegasus is a threat to democracy. Here’s how to stop it.

Opinion piece in the Washington Post, by David Kaye and Marietje Schaake

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rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
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a man Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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