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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The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era

November 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Japan Program and the Southeast Asia Program When Yoshihide Suga recently took over as prime minister of Japan, he tellingly focused his first trip abroad on Southeast Asia.

International Research and Racism

October 14, 2020

About the Event: The Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force invites you to the first event in the "Critical Conversations: Race and Global Affairs" series focused on...

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

This event is held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Is Korean Democracy in Crisis?

October 12, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of "democratic depression" in both young and established democracies, where the backsliding from democracy is facilitated by various forces such...

Great Power Competition and U.S. Strategy in the Indian Ocean Region

October 9, 2020

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.

China’s Fifth Plenum Decision and its Implications for China-U.S. “Decoupling”

October 2, 2020

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Caught in the Crossfire: Strategic Competition, U.S.-China Science Collaboration, and U.S. Universities

October 2, 2020

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Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Changing Asia-Pacific

September 30, 2020

This event is being held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

U.S.-Korea Relations Under the Trump and Moon Administrations: A Critical Assessment

September 24, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations." This panel will review and assess various aspects of the relationship between the...

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

September 23, 2020

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.   U.S.

The Pandemic, U.S.-China Tensions and Redesigning the Global Supply Chain

September 23, 2020

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A View from Across the Pacific: Chinese Perceptions of the United States

September 23, 2020

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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

September 23, 2020

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On the Watershed: The Implications of the 2020 China-India Border Crisis

September 21, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations" Co-sponsored with the Center for South Asia (CSA) Since May 2020, Chinese troops have...

Southeast Asia Faces China: New Views from New Books

September 21, 2020

This event has been rescheduled to October 14, 2020 It is a good time to be interested in Southeast Asia-China relations.

2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award: Featuring Award Recipient Tom Wright

September 4, 2020

This event is available through livestream only. Please register in advance for the webinar by using the link below.

Distinguishing Mainland from Maritime Southeast Asia: How Much Does It Matter?

September 1, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations" REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/3gPVXlt Chair/discussant:  Donald K.

POSTPONED: Turbulence in East Asia and Japan's Security

September 1, 2020

This event has been postponed. Please see below for details.

South Korea's Strategy in Times of a Great Economic Decoupling

August 27, 2020

Please register at www.eai-aparc-seminar.or.kr on the day of the event.

Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

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Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China

May 22, 2020

看微信网页:https://bit.ly/3gRDy8Q View this page on WeChat: https://bit.ly/3gRDy8Q   This is a virtual event.

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