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

Fateful Decisions: Choices that Will Shape China's Future

May 2020

China's future will be determined by how its leaders manage its myriad interconnected challenges.

China’s Challenges: Now It Gets Much Harder

March 2020

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over. After forty years, every one of a set of favorable conditions has diminished or vanished, and China’s future, neither inevitable nor...

Forty Years of Formal—but Not yet Normal—Relations

May 2019

Ties between individuals and institutions in the United States and the People’s Republic of China have become broader, deeper, and stronger during the four decades since the establishment of formal...

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses

March 2019

From October 22–23, 2018, the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) at Stanford University, in conjunction with the Institute for China-U.S.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

News

A Perfect Storm: Victor Cha Talks COVID-19 Threat to North Korea, Nuclear Deadlock

March 2020

North Korea continues to declare that it has not had a single case of COVID-19, but health experts find it inconceivable that the infectious disease would not be in the country given its proximity...

Experts Gather to Share Findings, Brainstorm Approaches, and Spur Further Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

March 2020

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and the APARC China Program jointly hosted a workshop on China’s Belt and Road...

Technology Tensions Redefining U.S.-China Relations, Says Security Expert Adam Segal

March 2020

The headlines about the United States and China have been dominated by the spread of COVID-19 and trade deal negotiations.

Events

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...

Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

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 China Program is making modifications...
English

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

Multimedia

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

People

Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Joyce Lee Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Yosuke Hatano Yosuke (Jack) Hatano Visiting Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Wena Rosario Wena Rosario Center Administrative Associate
Portrait of Amanda Stoeckicht Amanda Davidovich Administrative Associate, Japan Program
Faith Angel Finance Manager