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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Cheburashka, Soros, Hillary’s Fly: Dispatches from the June 2020 Twitter Inauthentic Activity Takedown (TAKEDOWN)

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER On June 11, 2020, Twitter announced the takedown of 1,152 accounts engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, attributing the activity to actors affiliated with Current Policy...

Sockpuppets Spin COVID Yarns: An Analysis of PRC-Attributed June 2020 Twitter takedown (TAKEDOWN)

June 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER On June 11, 2020, Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of 23,750 accounts attributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with technical indicators linking the...

How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Beyond War and Contracts: The Medieval and Religious Roots of the European State

May 2020

Where does the state come from? Two canonical answers have been interstate wars and contracts between rulers and the ruled in the early modern period.

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations—A Short History

An accomplished negotiator puts nuclear arms control in perspective—what it has achieved, where it has failed and what it can do for our future security.

Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

May 2020

Explore our series of multimedia interviews and Q&As with the contributors to this volume:  China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led...

Left-Right Ideology and the Debate over International Bailouts: The Case of Grexit

April 2020

What explains the sharp divide in European public attitudes toward Grexit? We explore this question using original surveys from four of the largest European economies.

“Fighting Like a Lion for Serbia”: An Analysis of Government-Linked Influence Operations in Serbia (TAKEDOWN)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER On March 26, 2020 Twitter announced a takedown of accounts targeting Ser- bian Twitter users.

“The World is Swimming in a Sea of Rumors”: Influence Operations Associated with El Fagr Newspaper (Egypt) (TAKEDOWN)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORT On April 2, 2020 Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of data sets attributed to state influence operations in several countries.

#VivaJOH o #FueraJOH: An analysis of Twitter’s takedown of Honduran accounts (TAKEDOWN)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER On April 2, 2020, Twitter announced a takedown of datasets attributed to the social media manager of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado (commonly referred to by...

China’s Challenges: Now It Gets Much Harder

March 2020

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over. After forty years, every one of a set of favorable conditions has diminished or vanished, and China’s future, neither inevitable nor...

“Nash-in-Nash” tariff bargaining

January 2020

We provide an equilibrium analysis of the efficiency properties of simultaneous bilateral tariff negotiations in a three-country model of international trade.

Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age | The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

January 2020

Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age | The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age New information and communication technologies (ICTs) pose...

The effect of citizenship on the long-term earnings of marginalized immigrants: Quasi-experimental evidence from Switzerland

December 2019

We provide evidence that citizenship catalyzes the long-term economic integration of immigrants.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

November 2019

The Program on Democracy and the Internet runs the work of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age which will produce guidelines to support democracies, particularly...

Win-Win: A Public Private Strategy for Dramatically Improving National Security Tech

October 2019

Bio: Anthony VinciThe next presidential term will confront an increasingly urgent question of how to compete with China, economically and militarily.

Semiconductors and a Strategic National Technology Policy

October 2019

The current regulatory and legislative infrastructure is poorly suited to address the new challenges to U.S. leadership and innovation in key technology sectors.

Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty

October 2019

The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after...

In Search of Opportunity and Community: The Secondary Migration of Refugees in the United States

October 2019

Each year the United States resettles thousands of refugees in pre-determined locations across the country. However, refugees are free to relocate upon arrival.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

September 2019

In these early days of the regulatory renaissance for digital technologies, China, Europe, and the United States are competing over whose image will be most reflected in market-defining rules and...

Standardizing the fee-waiver application increased naturalization rates of low-income immigrants

August 2019

The problem of low naturalization rates in the United States has entered policymakers’ agendas in light of the societal gains associated with citizenship and an increasing number of foreign-born...

The containment of the Islamic State: A realist case to engage a hybrid actor

July 2019

Next to military means, causing disruption and interdiction, Western and local powers also relied on policies of containment to halt the expansion of the Islamic State’s territorial strongholds....

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