Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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-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.

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 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 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.

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...

East Asian Military Security Dynamics

February 1995

In comparison with the postwar decades from 1945 to 1990, East Asian prospects for peaceful stability and economic growth have never been better.

Turning Points in the Korean Space-Economy: from the Developmental State to Intercity Competition, 1953-2000

October 2000

Territorial development processes and patterns in Korea from the 1950s have encountered four turning points.

Energy and Security in East Asia

January 1998

This study examines the likely security consequences of the continued growth in energy consumption in East Asia, and in particular:The dimensions of that growth which are likely to have an effect...

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Integration on the Basis of Strength: China's Impact on East Asian Security

February 1998

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

Japan-ROK Security Relations: An American Perspective

March 1999

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

Peri-Urbanization in Chengdu, Western China: From "Third Line" to Market Dynamics

May 2000

Peri-urbanization in the Chengdu extended urban region is the subject of this discussion paper.

Korea: The Achilles' Heel of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1997

This discussion focuses on U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea relations and how the two interact.

Nesting the Alliances in the Emerging Context of Asia-Pacific Multilateral Processes: A U.S. Perspective

July 1999

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

Proliferation and the U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

September 1997

This APARC discussion series clearly recognizes that the international and regional condi- tions of the post–Cold War era raise new and vexing questions about the future of the United States and...

Security and Economic Interdependence in Northeast Asia

May 1998

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

Japan-America Security Alliance: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century, The

January 1998

By almost any criterion of success—be it cost-effectiveness, risk-reward ratio, multipliereffects, or sheer longevity, the Japan America Security Alliance (JASA) stands out as one ofthe most...

Semiconductor Competition and National Security

December 1987

United States and the New Security Architecture of the Asia Pacific – A European View, The

April 1998

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

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Hesham Sallam's headshot Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Scholar, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Didi Kuo Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology