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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American Ventures in Russia

May 1995

This report is the result of a CISAC-sponsored workshop in which several American companies doing business with military research and production enterprises could have more detailed interchanges...

Arms Control, Compliance, and the Law

May 1988

The expected degree of compliance with agreements or treaties under negotiation must be inferred from the record of the past as well as from the expectations that are raised by the willingness of...

Asian-Pacific Maritime Security: New Possibilities for Naval Cooperation?

February 1994

For more than half a century, we viewed one another through our gunsights.  Our ships passed each other on the tranquil watersof the world's largest ocean without so much as a sailor's traditional...

Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy

October 1998

This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...

China's Security Dilemma to the Year 2010

October 1997

Whether China can achieve its economic and political goals depends very much upon whether PRC's domestic stability can be maintained and large-scale devastating military conflict, either internally...

China's Space Industry and Its Strategy of International Cooperation

July 1996

This paper reviews the activities and accomplishments of the Chinese space community in international cooperation and discusses appropriate ways of further cooperation with other nations.

China's Telecommunications: Present and Future

June 1997

By the end of 1995, China had built the world's ten largest telecommunications networks and the industry was growing at a faster rate than any other sector of the booming Chinese economy.

Chinese Perspectives on the South Asian Nuclear Tests

January 1999

India's nuclear tests in May 1998 shocked the world. On May 11 and 13, India conducted a total of five tests.

Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century

June 1997

"Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century," held March 7-9, 1997, at Stanford University, was an experimental workshop to preview the dimensions on the eve of...

Collaborative Project on Soviet Defense Conversion

December 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) has undertaken a project to work with elements of the Soviet defense industry to help them convert production from...

Commercialization of Russian Technology in Cooperation with American Companies

June 1999

The Soviet Union placed a high priority on science and technology and built a huge assembly of research institutes, educational programs, design bureaus, and production enterprises embodying some...

Commercializing High Technology: East and West

January 1996

In the aftermath of the Cold War, global economic competition has come to play an increasingly important role in defining national security and the shape of the future world order.

Conference on Police Reform in States under Transition

December 1996

On March 4 and 5, 1996, the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, in conjunction with the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, convened a research planning...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

Southeast Asia in Political Science: Terms of Enlistment

July 2008

Co-published by the East-West Center, this book originated in a 2004 conference convened by the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at Shorenstein APARC.

Decisive Victory and Correct Doctrine: Cults in French Military Thought Before 1914 (A Rereading of Ardant du Picq, Ferdinand Foch, and Loyzeau de Grandmasion)

November 1993

Many critics have discussed French military doctrine in terms of its broad social and political contexts.

Defense Investment: A Strategy for the 1990s

December 1989

The national security strategy of the United States since World War II has changed frequently during the course of eight administrations and two wars.

Defense Resource Allocation in the 1990s: A Rational Approach

July 1990

This paper addresses the steps that the United States should take to insure the continuation of its position of influence and involvement in world commerce and geopolitics in light of the...

Democracy, Foreign Forces, and War: The United States and the Cold War in the Third World

November 1996

During the Cold War, the United States carried out a number of covert actions against elected governments in the Third World.

Deterrence and Defense: Opportunities for a Future European Defense Policy

March 1997

The renewed American debate over ballistic missile defenses (BMD) echoes loudly in NATO, in Europe, and in France.

Do We Need Arms Control If Peace Breaks Out?

September 1990

The world is facing truly breathtaking changes, in particular from the socialist countries.

Does the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) require its non-nuclear-weapon members to permit inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of nuclear activities that have not been reported to the IAEA?

April 1992

This analysis argues that the basic purpose of NPT safeguards—to verify compliance with an obligation not to "manufacture" nuclear weapons—could be easily thwarted if a non-nuclear-weapon party is...

Fulfilling the Promise: Building an Enduring Security Partnership Between Ukraine and NATO

January 1999

This report is the result of a workshop held in April 1998, when fifty policy experts, government officials and scholars met in Washington, DC.

People

thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science