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 Multimedia

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North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

Asia, Trump and Trade

March 2017

What are the repercussions of Donald Trump’s election for the Asia region?  As the United States draws inward and reshapes its foreign policy objectives, a definite shift is on the horizon, argued T.J. Pempel, Jack M.

China in South Asia's New Strategic Quadrangle

February 2017

“More than a China Story”: China, South Asia and Broader Asian ConnectivityEvan Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute, spoke about the changing security and economic landscape across Asia – a region that is becoming increasingly...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

Abenomics in its Fifth Year

February 2017

Prepared for the workshop on "Japan's Economic and Security Policy in the Trump Era", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; February 3, 2017.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

The Logic of China's Global Policymaking

January 2017

Is there a grand strategy behind Beijing’s foreign policymaking?

Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Embittered Authoritarianism: Contemporary Malaysia in Comparative Perspective," with Dan Slater on Feb.

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia," with Sudarno Sumarto on Dec.

The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why," with John Roosa on Feb.

Thailand's Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Thailand’s Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects," with Thitinan Pongsudhirak on Oct.

Building World-Class Universities: An Institutional Perspective

December 2016

A gallery of images from the forum, "Building World-Class Universities: An Institutional Perspective," on Nov. 4-5, 2016, hosted at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Beijing, is available below.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?

November 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?" on Nov.

U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying out the Rebalance

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the seminar "U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying Out the Rebalance" on Oct. 18, 2016, with U.S.

High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam," on Feb.

The Arbitral Court’s Ruling on the South China Sea: Pros and Cons, Contexts and Consequences

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "The Arbitral Court’s Ruling on the South China Sea: Pros and Cons, Contexts and Consequences," with on Oct.

Governing Non-Traditional Security, Rescaling the State in Southeast Asia

October 2016

Audio and transcript of the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Governing Non-Traditional Security, Rescaling the State in Southeast Asia," on Feb.

U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program and U.S.-Asia Security Initiative seminar, "U.S.-Vietnam Relations Today and Tomorrow," on Sept. 30, 2016 with Ted Osius, U.S.

Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges," on Sept. 29, 2016 with Luhut B.

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?" on April 19, 2016, with Karen Eggleston,  Jui-fen Rachel Lu and...

Child Gender, Living Arrangements and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "Child Gender, Living Arrangements and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China," on Feb.

Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on Patients, County Hospital Revenue and Government Subsidy Levels

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Impact of China’s ‘Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs’ on Patients, County Hospital Revenue and Government Subsidy Levels" on April 5, 2016, with Yanfang Su.China implemented a...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

People

Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Tongtong Zhang photo Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
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Photo of Diana Stanescu Diana Stanescu Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Mary-Collier Wilkes Mary-Collier Wilks Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Masami Yamamoto Masami Yamamoto Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Ho Ki Kim Ho Ki Kim Visiting Scholar at APARC, Koret Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Randon Storms Randon L. Storms Visiting Scholar at APARC
WalterCarl WEB Carl Walter Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Yuko Osaki Yuko Osaki Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Kate Imy Kate Imy Visiting Scholar at APARC, Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow, 2021-2022
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