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.

Recent Events

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Book Launch: The North Korean Conundrum

October 13, 2021

This is a joint event with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Valuing the Asian Mortality Costs of Climate Change

October 13, 2021

Tamma Carleton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Climate Change: Challenges and Responses in Korea

October 5, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here.

Indonesia Beyond COVID-19

October 5, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Dr.

Facing Code Red: Climate Change in Southeast Asia

September 28, 2021

North Carolina time: 19 October, 2021, 8:00-9:30 pm; Singapore time: 20 October, 2021, 8:00-9:30am Viewed alongside other world regions, Southeast Asia is uniquely vulnerable to major damage by...

The Impact of Community Masking on COVID-19: Pandemic Responses in Bangladesh and Beyond

September 28, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Professor Mobarak will discuss his research on COVID-19...

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the event. The link will be unique to you, please save it and do not share with others.

Japan under Prime Minister Kishida: The LDP Presidential Election and the Upcoming House of Representatives Election

September 27, 2021

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City Size and Public Service Access: Evidence from Brazil, India, and Indonesia

September 14, 2021

Abstract: The fiscal federalism and decentralization literatures suggest that larger cities often deliver better public goods more effectively because of scale economies.

Provider Payment Reform in China: Evidence from the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Implementation

September 13, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” This paper investigates the impact of China’s reform of...

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

September 13, 2021

Jakarta time: Friday, October 8, 2021 07:00 - 08:30 AM Students often ask themselves: Do I want to be a specialist or a generalist? A hedgehog digging deeper or a fox ranging wider?

Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Asia: Perspectives from Mongolia

September 13, 2021

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Responsiveness in the Shadow of Repression: Vietnam and China Compared

May 14, 2021

A regime that is responsive to social unrest is one that takes steps to address social grievances and demands, rather than solely suppressing them.

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations: 2021 Oksenberg Conference

May 6, 2021

Please note that the event end time has changed to 1 PM (PT) due to a last-minute schedule conflict for our speakers. This is a virtual event.

Farmers' Protest in India

May 5, 2021

Abstracts Navyug Gill: Despite government repression and a resurgent pandemic, the farmer and laborer struggle in India remains a potent force of transformative politics.

What Does India Want from a Partnership? A Conversation with Shivshankar Menon

April 28, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia."   India claims to prize its strategic autonomy, but it has built an...

Shifting Gears in Innovation Strategy

April 22, 2021

The six Asian countries examined in the new book Shifting Gears in Innovation Policy — China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan — have achieved high economic growth in many...

Hope and Anxiety: South Korean Views of Biden's America

April 21, 2021

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Strategic Competition in the Bay of Bengal

April 20, 2021

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The Role of NGOs in Promoting Humanitarian Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea

April 20, 2021

This is the third event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

The Election, the Riot, and the New President: Japanese Views on the Transition from Trump to Biden

April 13, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." American politics, especially presidential elections, have always drawn...

The Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19, and Governance and Gender in Japanese Sports

April 12, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics Games are scheduled to open in late July with various adjustments to address concerns about COVID-19 such as no foreign visitors to watch the game.

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

April 12, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." When this webinar is held, Joe Biden’s presidency will be exactly three months...

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Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Arzan Tarapore Arzan Tarapore Research Scholar at APARC