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

Records 24 / 2079

Sparking Joy Across the Pacific: How KonMari Became a Global Success

January 12, 2022

This event will offer simultaneous translation between Japanese and English.  当イベントは日本語と英語の同時通訳がついています。 This is a virtual event.

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

January 11, 2022

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN...

Health System Strengthening during the Pandemic and Beyond: Views from the Minister of Health of Bhutan

January 5, 2022

Bhutan time: Friday, February 4th, 2022, 8am to 9am.

Two Koreas and China

January 4, 2022

Common sense states that foreign policy rarely becomes an issue in South Korea’s elections.

Cybersecurity: Is Seoul Ready for Pyongyang's Latest Threat?

January 4, 2022

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific.

Digital Medicine, Genetic Information, and Health Technology Assessment: Perspectives from Japan, Korea, and Singapore

December 13, 2021

Few aspects of society are being transformed by technology more than health and medical care, with health systems challenged to finance and deliver affordable access to a burgeoning array of...

Assessing the Net Value of Medical Spending

November 30, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” How can policymakers quantify the net value of medical...

Singapore Today: The Challenges of Race, Inequality, and U.S.-China Relations – A Conversation with Linda Lim

November 18, 2021

Singapore’s typically robust economy and stable hegemonic-party polity today face arguably their most serious challenges in half a century.  The hyper-global affluent nation-state is more...

Can India Be a High-Technology Superpower?

November 10, 2021

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

Pregnant in the Jungle: Gendering Resistance in the Malayan Emergency

November 9, 2021

The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) is perhaps most famous for Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer’s famous phrase about the need to win the “hearts and minds” of civilians to defeat a communist...

What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

Carving up the Roof of the World: Causes and Effects of Environmental Change in the Himalayas

October 27, 2021

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

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change: Implications for Asia

October 13, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00am - 9:30am (Shanghai time) Designing effective climate change mitigation and adaptation policies requires comprehensive assessment of the projected damages from...

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.

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” Friday, November 12, 2021, 7:30am - 8:30am (Jakarta...

Climate Change: Challenges and Responses in Korea

October 5, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here.

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

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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...

Japan’s Energy Policy in Flux: The Uncertain Future of Renewables, Nuclear Energy, and Carbon Neutrality

September 27, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others. November 9, 4-5 p.m.

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

September 27, 2021

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China’s Changing Demography

September 23, 2021

Please note that this event's date has changed Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Three...

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.

People

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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
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Photo of Arzan Tarapore Arzan Tarapore Research Scholar at APARC