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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The Standstill Conundrum: The Advent of Second-Strike Vulnerability and Options to Address It

October 2021

Emerging and disruptive technologies spell an uncertain future for second-strike retaliatory forces. New sensors and big data analysis may render mobile missiles and submarines vulnerable to...

‘There Is No Space Left for Any Freedom’: Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Swe Win Depicts Myanmar’s Return into Darkness

October 2021

Amidst the crisis in Myanmar, Burmese investigative journalist Swe Win, editor-in-chief of the independent news outlet Myanmar Now, continues to lead the newsroom from exile while his team is in...

Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kawasaki

October 2021

Kawasaki Mayor Norihiko Fukuda makes welcoming comments.

For Doctors, Taking Medical Advice Is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow

October 2021

Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.

Remembering Chito Gascón

October 2021

A member of the inaugural Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program cohort in 2005, Chito died from COVID-19 on October 9, 2021.

Growing Climate Solutions

October 2021

Stanford scientists discuss climate-smart agriculture

Meet the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy Class of 2023

October 2021

The 2023 class of the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy are finally here on campus and ready to dive into two years of learning, research and policy projects at the Freeman Spogli...

The Rise of Anti-Chinese Sentiments in South Korea: Political and Security Implications

October 2021

APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin shares insights on rising anti-China sentiments in South Korea and their implications for the upcoming South Korean presidential election.

Go Bold or Go Home: The Nuclear Posture Review Must Give Biden Real Options

October 2021

The NPR must position President Biden to right-size America's nuclear forces and pursue arms control negotiations.

Oleksiy Honcharuk Appointed the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow

October 2021

Honcharuk, formerly the prime minister of Ukraine, will focus on examining what Western allies can do to support Ukraine in its struggle to thrive as a democracy in Eastern Europe while at Stanford.

Mofeed-19 Looks at Reporting on COVID-19 in Egypt

October 2021

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the third episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video...

Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kobe

October 2021

SPICE launches Stanford e-Kobe, its newest regional course in Japan.

Steven Pifer: Ukraine and NATO — don’t ask, do

October 2021

Senior Ukrainian officials have voiced concern that NATO has provided no clarity regarding Ukraine’s membership prospects. Specifically, when might Kyiv receive a membership action plan, known as...

Welcoming the Fourth Cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders to Stanford

October 2021

After the program was postponed in 2020, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of law is pleased to have Yulia Bezvershenko, Denis Gutenko, and Nariman Ustaiev join us on campus this year.

2021–22 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

October 2021

A new professional development opportunity is available to high school teachers on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and the island of Hawaii. Apply by October 15.

In Defense of AUKUS

October 2021

This is not only about nuclear-powered submarines; it is about a strengthened US commitment to Australia.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

October 2021

During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has...

Facebook’s data is a sociological gold mine. Outside scholars need access.

October 2021

The social media company shouldn’t be able to hide information about whether and how it harms users (from the Washington Post)

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

October 2021

He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...

Negotiating the New START Treaty by Rose Gottemoeller wins the Douglas Dillon Book Award.

October 2021

In clear, jargon-free prose, leavened with humor, Gottemoeller conveys both the facts and the flavor of an intense, high-stakes negotiation. The book is a highly enjoyable as well as useful master...

“The Courtroom of World Opinion”: Bringing the International Audience into Nuclear Crises

October 2021

What role does the international audience play in nuclear crises? Scholars of nuclear crises and deterrence have treated nuclear crises as dyadic interactions between two sides. However, states do...

The North Korean Nuclear Question Revisited: Facts, Myths and Uncertainties

September 2021

Facts are difficult to come by, myths are deeply ingrained, and uncertainties lurk everywhere — that, in short, is the nature of North Korea’s nuclear program.

AUKUS Is Deeper Than Just Submarines

September 2021

While the Australia-UK-US security pact shows a seriousness about naval power, the biggest story is the radical integration of leading-edge defense technology and a new approach to alliances, South...

Strengthen U.S. Security Through Nuclear Arms Reductions

September 2021

Biden has an opportunity to bolster deterrence, reduce proliferation risks, and lower the risk of nuclear war.

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