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International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Events

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A World Safe for Autocracy? China's Rise and the Future of Global Politics

May 13, 2020

How does China’s domestic governance shape its foreign policy ambitions and international influence?

CANCELED: What's Communist about the Communist Party of China?

April 1, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE:In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is electing...

The US, China, and the Technology Cold War: How Washington and Beijing are Shaping the Future of Technology

March 4, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy Since 1949

December 16, 2019

Since 1949, China has adopted nine national military strategies, known as “strategic guidelines.” The strategies adopted in 1956, 1980, and 1993 represent major changes in China's military strategy...

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce

October 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.China, U.S. Universities and the U.S.

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and Consequences

September 27, 2019

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and ConsequencesSince March 2018, the US–China trade conflict has escalated from a tariff war to a technology war, and a strategic...

U.S.-China Diplomacy: 40 Years of What’s Worked and What has Not

April 9, 2019

U.S.-China relations has reached a watershed moment.  Even as both nations reassess the trajectory of their bilateral relationship, James Green, who recently served as Minister Counselor for Trade...

How China Can Lead the Way Towards Cooperative Innovation: A Discussion with Amb. Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council

March 11, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Forty years after the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, we are at a historic inflection...

Hedging our Allies: Australia and the Battle Lines for Strategic Competition with China

March 6, 2019

The pace of China-U.S. strategic competition has accelerated in the Asia-Pacific, causing heightened concern among U.S.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived? Varying Responses to the Hoover Institution/Asia Society Report

January 24, 2019

Please note venue change to Bechtel Conference Room (Encina Hall, 1st Floor) This panel aims to bring together a diverse spectrum of speakers to generate discussion and debate regarding Chinese...

On Hostile Coexistence with China

January 14, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS President Trump’s trade war has infected every domain of Sino-American relations.

Chinese Power and Rail Connectivity in Southeast Asia

January 10, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC's China Program and the Southeast Asia ProgramAnalysts of China run two occupational risks: One is underestimating PRC capacities to achieve national...

Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

January 10, 2019

Over the past six years, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the rest of the senior Chinese leadership have unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under...

Why Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Has Undermined Chinese Citizens’ Regime Support?

October 12, 2018

Populist leaders around the world often fight against corruption in an effort to win public support.

Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

Please note: RSVP's are full for this event.

The AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

For directions to the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, please click here.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016.

Bold Strategy or Irrational Exuberance: Can China's Fiscal Foundations Support the Belt and Road Initiative?

March 12, 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a project of breathtaking scale that aims to reshape economic geography and enhance China’s centrality in the world.  Estimates for the costs of infrastructure...

The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

February 16, 2017

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO ENCINA HALL, BECHTEL CONFERENCE CENTER, 1ST FLOORThe election of Donald Trump has introduced a big...

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

February 6, 2017

Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam have made ambiguous, intransigent, and overlapping claims of “sovereignty” and “rights” in the SouthChina Sea.

A "Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership"?: Assessing China's Role in Latin America

February 1, 2017

Latin American trade with China has grown exponentially since 2000. From insignificant amounts, trade with China now constitutes 13 percent of Latin America’s total global trade.

China's Involvement in Central Asia: Economic and Geopolitical Implications

January 30, 2017

In the two decades since the countries of Central Asia declared independence, China has become one of their main partners, eclipsing many other actors.

The Logic of China's Global Engagement

December 15, 2016

*/ What is the logic of China’s foreign policy decision-making? Thomas Fingar explores how security and economic development have driven China’s foreign policy stance over the last 35 years.

US-PRC-Taiwan Relations under the Trump Administration

December 1, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and the China Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) AbstractAs...

The United States, China, and Global Security

September 12, 2016

RSVPS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED AS WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY.

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Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC