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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 value 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. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Scholarly Publications

Asymmetry of power and attention in alliance politics: the US–Republic of Korea case

February 2016

While power asymmetry typically defines security relationships between allies, there exist other forms of asymmetry that influence alliance politics.

Asia's Middle Powers? The Identity and Regional Policy of South Korea and Vietnam

December 2013

South Korea and Vietnam established diplomatic relations only twenty years ago. Today these former adversaries enjoy unexpectedly cordial and rapidly expanding bilateral ties.

South Korea and the Global Economy in Transition

December 2012

These working papers on the South Korean economy are the product of an annual conference series on Korean affairs hosted by Stanford University's Korean Studies Program (KSP), and made possible by...

Other Publications

Sixteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

August 2016

The sixteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

July 2016

In this three-part NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide...

Fifteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2015

The fifteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

News

Abe-Putin summit holds prospect of resolution on island dispute

December 2016

A hot springs summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin next week hopes to solve the 70-year-old dispute over an isolated string of islands that Russian...

US election: Shorenstein APARC experts respond

December 2016

Scholars and affiliates of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and experts in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies have offered commentary to media about...

Shorenstein APARC releases annual Center Overview for 2015-16

November 2016

As 2017 approaches, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center documents highlights from the 2015-16 academic year.

Events

Crafting a Sovereign People: Constitutional Founding in Korea and Japan after WWII

January 5, 2017

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program and the Korea Program at the Walter H.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

September 8, 2016

Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S. commander in Korea, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to Korea and William J.

16th Korea-U.S West Coast Strategic Forum

August 19, 2016

In this sixteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

Projects

Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 
English

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
English

Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia.
English

Multimedia

North Korea Policy: Why the Obama Administration is Right and the Critics are Wrong

May 2016

Video and transcript of the event, "North Korea Policy: Why the Obama Administration is Right and the Critics are Wrong," on May 13, with Korea Program Associate Director David Straub.Critics of the Obama administration's North Korea policy charge...

The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

June 2015

Video from the event "The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon" moderated by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. The event was co-sponsored by the Walter H.

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Youngsik Oh Visiting Scholar