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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 ever-threatening 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.

Other Publications

Assessing the Effectiveness of Alliance Responses to Regional and Global Threats

June 2018

From 31 January through 1 February 2018, Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), gathered in Tokyo representatives from the government,...

Abe's Desperate Trip To Washington

June 2018

On June 7, 2018, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe travels to the U.S. to meet with President Trump (the 4th such visit since the latter's election). Abe looks to influence the U.S.

Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?

May 2018

This report was produced for the Abe Fellows Global Forum 2017 symposiums on climate change, held in partnership with Stanford University's Walter H.

News

Asia Health Policy Program Assembles Conferences in Beijing on Healthy Aging and Primary Care

August 2018

In the summer of 2018, the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (co)hosted two conferences in Beijing.

CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

August 2018

The recent development of the North Korea's summit diplomacy and feasibility of CVID (Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented...

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

August 2018

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

Events

Tokyo Alumni Reception

August 1, 2018

Alumni and Friends of Shorenstein APARC are invited to a gathering in Tokyo.  We hope you can join for this opportunity to reconnect as well as build new relationships! 

Beijing Alumni Reception

August 1, 2018

Alumni and Friends of Shorenstein APARC are invited to a gathering in Beijing.  We hope you can join for this opportunity to reconnect as well as build new relationships! 

Projects

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

China has undergone historic economic, social and cultural transformations since its Opening and Reform.
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India Colloquia 2017-2018

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China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
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Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers

July 2017

Video from the Richard Nixon Foundation panel discussion, "U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers," on July 27, 2017 with Karl Eikenberry, Thomas Fingar, David Holloway and Kathryn Stoner.

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...

People

Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar
Kharis Templeman Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Natt Hongdilokkul Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18
Ashton Seung Cho Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18
Lizhong Chen Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, SanJohn Capital Limited