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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.

Other Publications

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

A Silk Road for the Twenty-First Century?

November 2016

In an analysis piece for CSIS, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar examines the geopolitical, economic and developmental considerations of Xi Jinping's call for China and the...

How to build NERC CIP compliance: a new course by the SANS Institute

June 2016

This post is a review of a five-day NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training being offered by the SANS institute.

News

Media roundtable focuses on security, defense, democracy

October 2017

Deep policy discussions between journalists and top Stanford scholars highlighted a recent media roundtable at the Hoover Institution.The event drew about 30 members of the national media from a...

Reckless hostility toward Cuba damages America's interests

October 2017

In an escalation of hostilities toward Cuba that is rapidly dismantling the Obama era détente, the Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats.

Events

Evolving perspectives on risk in biology and the life sciences

September 27, 2017

Abstract: TBASpeaker Bio: David A. Relman, M.D., is the Thomas C. and Joan M.

Biological threats: why the US is 'dangerously vulnerable'

September 27, 2017

Abstract: The threat of biological catastrophes-- stemming from natural, accidental or intentional causes-- looms ever larger as populations urbanize, global temperatures rise, and the access to...

Safe Manipulation in Orbit: Grasping Objects in Space using Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

September 25, 2017

Abstract: As the orbital space around earth becomes increasingly crowded, there is an increasing need to capture and manipulate objects ranging from satellites and antennas to “uncooperative” space...

Projects

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
English

Reset Nuclear Waste Policy

The “Reset” initiative engages technical experts, government officials and members of the public in a series of focused discussions on the U.S. Waste Management Strategy and Policy.
English

The Security Conundrum Speaker Series

In an age of terrorism, where should a democratic society draw the line on government surveillance?
English

Multimedia

2016 Drell Lecture: William J. Perry - A National Security Walk Around the World

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Contradictions: America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

July 2015

Former Ambassador to the U.S. and Karl Eikenberry speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29, 2015 and reflects on lessons learned from interventions into unstable nations.

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Paul Edwards Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Rob MacCoun Robert MacCoun Senior Fellow Professor of Law
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security
Drew Endy Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
John Mitchell Professor, Computer Science
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law