International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

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China-India: Talk is Cheap, But Never Free

September 2020

Nations often hesitate to negotiate with opponents during conflict. But Oriana Skylar Mastro urges that this is precisely what India and China need to do in order to curb the potential for a...

An Impact-Oriented Approach to COVID-19 Epidemiological Modeling

September 2020

Epidemiological modeling has emerged as a crucial tool to help decision-makers combat COVID-19, with calls for non-pharmaceutical interventions such as stay-at-home orders and the wearing of masks...

Washington’s Arms Control Delusions and Bluffs

September 2020

The Trump administration’s stances on nuclear negotiations don’t even make sense as a starting point.

Chinese Expat News Site Resists CCP Influence

September 2020

A popular source of information among the Chinese diaspora is the website Wenxuecity.com. There have been allegations that the site’s funding is linked to the Chinese government. In this post, we...

The Silent Cost of School Shootings

September 2020

School shootings are a horrific U.S. phenomenon. And the tragedies aren’t limited to the shootings themselves. SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that fatal shootings have a lingering impact on the...

From CISAC Classrooms to the Halls of Congress

September 2020

Geo Saba, legislative director for Congressman Ro Khanna, credits his time as a CISAC Honors student for enabling him to make a policy impact with his career.

The United States Must Avoid a Nuclear Arms Race with China

September 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro explains why U.S. nuclear policy needs to minimize the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S.-China great power competition and pave the way for arms control.

Hacking the Classroom

September 2020

Security costs money. You pay for security because you want something to not happen. It’s not that something good happens with security, it's that something bad doesn’t happen.

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

Who Are the President of Guinea's Facebook Trolls? The Blurry Line Between Modern Campaigning and Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

September 2020

We document an extensive network of Facebook Pages operated by Guinean president Alpha Condé’s political party. The Pages coordinated posting to support Condé's bid for a third term, and the...

Five Ways in Which Japan's New Prime Minister Suga is Different From Abe

September 2020

Yoshihide Suga has promised to continue many of Shinzo Abe's policies and goals, but APARC's Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explains how Suga's background, experience, and...

Meet the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy Class of 2022

September 2020

The new cohort of MIP students kicked off an unusual fall quarter last week. Five of the first-year students describe what attracted them to the program and their hopes for the future.

APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

September 2020

The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.

Student Documentary Celebrates Transnational Brain Linkages

September 2020

‘Brain Bridges,’ a documentary produced by senior Dexter Sterling Simpson, illustrates the positive gains of global talent flows.

India and China are Taking New Risks Along Their Border

September 2020

Will diplomacy help defuse the current tensions brewing along the India-China border? Arzan Tarapore analyzes why restoring peace between the two countries may prove difficult.

NATO alliance remains a transatlantic bargain

September 2020

President Trump’s impulsive decision recently to remove 12,000 American troops from Germany — without a serious interagency review or consultation with close allies — is just the latest example of...

How Polio Eradication in Africa Can Inform Global COVID-19 Response

September 2020

An estimated 1.8 million African children have been spared crippling paralysis, and 180,000 lives have been saved. Lessons from this success can inform our global response to COVID-19.

Classroom Learning With Safety In Mind: A Pediatrician’s Thoughts

September 2020

For a recent 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford Medicine's Paul Costello asked Stanford Health Policy's Jason Wang about best practices for keeping schools safe and why it's important for kids to...

Dr. Yuen Yuen Ang Awarded Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

September 2020

Former China Program postdoc and Stanford Ph.D alumna Yuen Yuen Ang has received the Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars from the American Political Science Association for her scholarship on...

Goldhaber-Fiebert elected to Society for Medical Decision Making Board

September 2020

Goldhaber-Fiebert will become the Society of Medical Decision Making's next secretary-treasurer. “SMDM has been bringing together the global methodological leaders in decision science for health...

My Experience with the Sejong Korea Scholars Program in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Jason Lu, an alumnus of the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the 2021 course.

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