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.

Recent Events

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The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: The Measure of a Man

July 30, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva's talk is one of the first times that a leadership analysis/political psychology profile of North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been presented in an academic setting.

Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Cao, Ito and Kato

May 21, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Research Presentations (session 4 of 5) - Nomura, Raveendran, and Watanabe

May 14, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Akai, Inoshita, and Chen

May 10, 2018

The formate of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Incentivizing Restraint in the South China Sea

May 2, 2018

How does Southeast Asia incentivize a major power like China to exercise restraint, particularly in the ongoing dispute in the South China Sea (SCS)? Prof.

The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Partnership

April 17, 2018

The Taiwan Relations Act, along with the three U.S.-China joint communiques, remains the foundation for U.S.

Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

Please note: RSVP's are full for this event.

Research Presentations (session 2 of 5) - Lu, Okamoto and Watanabe

April 9, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.

Research Presentations (session 1 of 5) - Morishige, Nishinaka, and Ryou

April 9, 2018

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.

Hate Spin: Disinformation Campaigns and Identity Politics in Asia

March 27, 2018

Hate propaganda has been a feature of politics in India, Indonesia, and other Asian democracies long before the recent surge in interest in so-called “fake news” and intolerant populism in the West...

The U.S.-Indian Partnership: A Linchpin for Asian Peace and Prosperity

March 22, 2018

No longer "estranged democracies," relations between the United States and India have been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years, though at times have fallen short of the lofty expectations...

The AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

For directions to the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, please click here.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016.

Event Canceled: What is to be Done with a Nuclear North Korea?

March 19, 2018

NOTE: This event has been canceled.  

Bold Strategy or Irrational Exuberance: Can China's Fiscal Foundations Support the Belt and Road Initiative?

March 12, 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a project of breathtaking scale that aims to reshape economic geography and enhance China’s centrality in the world.  Estimates for the costs of infrastructure...

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

16th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion: India, the United States, and China: The New Triangle in Asia

February 27, 2018

Recent power shifts have thrown into sharp relief the U.S.-India-China triangular relationship.

Nation-State-izing Religion: Bureaucratic Islam in Southeast Asia

February 14, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Transnational Islam lacks the centralized leadership and institutions associated with Catholicism.

History of U.S.-Japan Relations

February 9, 2018

Symposium on "History of US-Japan Relations"March 6, 2018Philippines Conference RoomShorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (Stanford University) Program9:00am     Registration and Breakfast 9...

Two Neighbors: India and China; an Indian Perspective

February 7, 2018

In this talk, Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Foreign Secretary, will address the current relationship between India and China in the light of her three-and-a-half decades of experience dealing...

Relapse Symptoms: the Rise of Authoritarianism in Thailand

February 6, 2018

After the Cold War, Thailand became a poster child of democratizing processes in Southeast Asia.

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

The Long Road to Making Money

January 25, 2018

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is a record of a thirty-year research project that Gary G.

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

January 22, 2018

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"February 8 - February 9, 2018Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Freeman...

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar