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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Mediterranean Model for Asian Regionalism: Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation-States in Asia, A

May 1995

What can be said about the social and cultural characteristics of the Asian region as a whole?

United States Policy for the Changing Realities of East Asia: Toward a New Consensus, A

December 1996

Accessing Venture Capital in India

October 1999

A one-day conference organized by Shorenstein APARC brought together 110 distinguished participants from India, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

Adjusting America's Two Alliances in East Asia: A Japanese View

July 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Advancing Intellectual Property Rights: Information Technologies and the Course of Economic Development in China

March 1998

Reprint from NBR Analysis volume 7, number 4.

Against Us or with Us? The Chinese Perspective of America's Alliances with Japan and Korea

May 1998

China’s attitude toward the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea alliances, particularly the former, has drawn a lot of attention in the post–Cold War era.

Asian Alliances and American Politics

February 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Asian Futures, Naval Futures: How Do They Intersect?

November 1997

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Asian-Pacific Security Issues in the Post-Deng Era

November 1997

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Assessing Bilateral Security Alliances in the Asia Pacific's "Southern Rim": Why the San Francisco System Endures

October 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Benefits and Burdens: The Politically Dominated Economics of U.S. Alliances with Japan and Korea

April 1998

Alliances are organizations between or among independent entities that concert to produce “collective goods” for the mutual benefit of alliance members.

APARC Center Overview 2004

January 2005

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

Changing Relations between Party, Military, and Government in North Korea and Their Impact on Policy Direction

July 1999

North Korea has recently exhibited some noteworthy changes. In September 1998 it amended its constitution to change the power structure and introduced a number of progressive clauses.

China: A Tortuous Path onto the World's Stage

December 1999

Reprint from Robert A. Pastor, ed., A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shaped the World (New York: Basic Books, 1999).

China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a Time of Strategic Change and Shifts in the Balance of Power

October 1997

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

China and the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea Alliances in a Changing Northeast Asia

June 1999

The American security alliances with Japan and South Korea have been a major concern of China’s foreign and defense policies.

China's Accession to and Implementation of International Environmental Accords 1978-95

February 1998

China’s performance in numerous environmental areas—emission of greenhouse gases, use of ozone-depleting substances, reduction of sulphur dioxide emissions, or exploitation of fishing grounds in...

China's Foreign Economic Relations

May 1997

China's Post-Deng Military Leadership: New Faces, New Trends

June 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Chinese Military Modernization and Asian Security

August 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

The practitioner's dilemma: can we use a patient's race to predict genetics, ancestry, and the expected outcomes of treatment?

December 2005

Recent research has identified genetic traits that can be used in a laboratory setting to distinguish among global population groups.

Containment by Stealth: Chinese Views of and Policies toward America's Alliances with Japan and Korea after the Cold War

September 1999

At the height of the Cold War, the dominant Western theories of alliance building in interstate relations argued that alliances tend to be motivated more by an external need to confront a clearly...

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
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Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
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Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development