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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

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

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...

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Final Report

October 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) hosted a conference, “Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan" with support from the Acceleration Program...

News

Video Interview with Sophie Lemière, 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia

January 2019

Prior to departing for Singapore and the second half of her Lee Kong Chian Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia , we sat down with Sophie Lemière , a specialist in Malaysian politics, to discuss...

Whence Korean Denuclearization

January 2019

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen.

Only a drastic measure towards denuclearization can resolve the current stalemate with North Korea

January 2019

In a recent interview with Korea Times, Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, said "only a drastic measure [by North Korea] can resolve the current stalemate." Shin also urged Moon administration to...

Events

North Korea and the World in Flux

January 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Koret WorkshopA dramatic opening created by the unique strategic outlooks and personalities of Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump instigated a series of highly symbolic...

On Hostile Coexistence with China

January 14, 2019

Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a senior fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Japan-US Trade Frictions Past and Present: Implications for China-US Trade War

January 11, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.Japan and the US were involved in fierce...

Projects

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 diplomatic, academic, and business experts who explore issues focused on contemporary India—its enormous domestic potential and problems,...
English

An Expanding Toolkit: The Evolution of Governance in China

China has undergone historic economic, social and cultural transformations since its Opening and Reform.
English

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

Yuhei Miyauchi Research Scholar, Japan Program
Portrait of Elin Matsumae Elin Matsumae Research Assistant, Japan Program
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar, Japan Program
Portrait of Kharis Templeman Kharis Templeman Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy & Security Project, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Portrait of Joyce Lee Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Ketian Zhang Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
Portrait of Sebastian Dettman Sebastian Dettman Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
Portrait of Sarita Panday Sarita Panday Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-19
Sung Andrew Kim William J. Perry Visiting Scholar
Shipan Lai Visiting Scholar
Portrait of Sophie Lemiere Sophie Lemiere Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow, 2018-19, Visiting Scholar