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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Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

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Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China

May 22, 2020

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Shorenstein APARC Year End Party

May 18, 2020

Center members are invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Year End Party on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Japan-China Relations in the Pandemic Era and Rising US-China Friction: A Way Forward

May 6, 2020

This event is available through livestream only.

The South China Sea in the Time of COVID-19

April 23, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

This is a virtual event.

Was America’s China Policy a Foolish Failure? The Logic and Achievements of Engagement

April 9, 2020

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Japan's Response to Covid-19: Political Leadership and Crisis Response

April 6, 2020

In keeping with the State of California's shelter-in-place orders, this event is available through livestream only.

What’s ‘communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

April 1, 2020

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The New Economy Conference: Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology

April 1, 2020

Please note the event time has been changed to 10:30AM (PT) to 12:00PM (PT).   This is a virtual event.

China and the Protection of Its Interests Overseas: Challenges and New Dynamics

April 1, 2020

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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

April 1, 2020

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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 1, 2020

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Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations

April 1, 2020

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The US, China, and the Technology Cold War: How Washington and Beijing are Shaping the Future of Technology

March 4, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

CANCELED: Are We Entering a New Cold War? Perspectives from Mongolia

February 21, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATEIn keeping with Stanford University’s March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center has elected...

The Indo-Pacific: China, America, ASEAN, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery

January 30, 2020

Richard Heydarian in conversation with Don EmmersonIn this seminar, scholar/journalist Richard Heydarian will discuss the principal arguments and ideas in his just-published book on the Indo...

Japan's Relations with China in the Era of the Free and Open Indo Pacific (FOIP)

January 28, 2020

President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay a state visit to Japan this spring. How have the relations between Japan and China been evolving during the last several years?

Competitiveness, Economic Development and Strategy: Going Beyond GDP as Measure of Human Well Being

January 23, 2020

Co-sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and US-Asia Technology Management CenterWe need alternative metrics to complement GDP in order to get a more comprehensive view of...