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FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Recent Publications

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Mediterranean Model for Asian Regionalism: Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation-States in Asia, A

May 1995

What can be said about the social and cultural characteristics of the Asian region as a whole?

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.

APARC Center Overview 2004

January 2005

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

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'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...

Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success

December 1995

"Reprint from Educational Policy, 1995.

East Asia: Geopolitique into the Twenty-First Century - A Chinese View

June 1997

East Asia is a global geopolitical fault line, where historically great powers have interacted, collided, receded, and rebounded.

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.

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,...

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation: Searching for Strategy in a Fragmented Oil Sector

July 2008

By most measures, including Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's ability to meet its own targets, the enterprise performs poorly.  Many of the problems are traceable to the profound dysfunction and...

Frequency of HIV Screening in the Veterans Health Administrations: Implications for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection

December 2008

We evaluated the frequency of HIV testing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest provider of HIV care in the United States.

Japan's Dual Identity and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

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...

Journal of Korean Studies, volume 9

October 2004

Between 1979 and 1992, the JKS became a leading academic forum for the publication of innovative in-depth research on Korea.

Multivariate Analysis of Mortality and Hospital Admission Rates of High-Flux Dialysis, A

December 1992

Cost-Containment and Financing the Long-Term Care of the Elderly

December 1988

Practice Guidelines and Cholesterol Policy

December 1991

One of the most striking pieces of medical news in the 1980s revealed the connection between high blood cholesterol and a person's likelihood of developing coronary artery disease.

Comparative Analysis of Approaches to the Protection of Fissile Materials, A

May 1998

From the preface: "Events in recent years have caused heightened concern about the security of weapons-usable nuclear material.

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 without Treaties? Rethinking U.S.-Russian Strategic Negotiations in Light of the Duma-Senate Slowdown in Treaty Approval

February 1998

This report on non-binding, non-treaty approaches to arms control draws upon research and discussion at the Center for International Security and Arms Control during 1990 and 1991, after the Cold...

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...

People

Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow by Courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law