International Relations

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.

Scholarly Publications

Implementation of Basel III: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges in the United States, Japan, and the European Union

December 2013

This paper discusses economic impacts and policy challenges related to implementing Basel III, the new international standard of banking regulation, in the United States, Japan, and the European...

Early-Stage Valuation in the Biotechnology Industry

February 2008

Biotechnology (or biotech) has impacted almost every aspect of human life.

Decision Factors Affecting Semiconductor Industry Location and the Regional Advantages of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

January 2008

The objective of this paper is to pinpoint the key determining factors that managers in multinational semiconductor firms use to decide upon a location to expand their business.

News

APARC Alumni Gather in Beijing and Tokyo, Reflect on Stanford Experience

October 2018

5,100 miles separate Tokyo from Stanford. But for Hiroyuki Fukano, the distance was measured in more than miles.

Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2015-16 fellows

September 2015

As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H.

Sumitomo's Yasunori Kakemizu discusses his Stanford experience

April 2012

What do running a business and flying an airplane have in common? Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellow Yasunori Kakemizu shares his perspective, and discusses the past year at Stanford.

Events

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 5 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 2 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the five speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Global Affiliates Research Presentations (session 4 of 5)

March 19, 2019

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

People

Photo of Yusuke Mitsumori Yusuke Mitsumori Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Masa Oishi Masahiko Oishi Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Masami Yamamoto Masami Yamamoto Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Yuko Osaki Yuko Osaki Visiting Scholar at APARC