International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Learning from Normal Accidents

January 2004

Normal Accidents' growing influence since 1984 on social science scholarship and across academic, business and governmental disciplines was not accidental.

Common-Sense Approach to High-Technology Export Control, A

March 1995

This report examines the cost and benefits, both national security and economic, of export controls on certain high-technology, dual-use items including computers, microprocessors, commercial...

Other Publications

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

China and the Neutron Bomb

June 1988

The neutron bomb is a controversial weapon.

China's Space Industry and Its Strategy of International Cooperation

July 1996

This paper reviews the activities and accomplishments of the Chinese space community in international cooperation and discusses appropriate ways of further cooperation with other nations.

News

North Korea's nukes

October 2003

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United States and Russia in isolation

May 2004

Any strategic vision in the war on terrorism requires broad international cooperation.

New professorship on contemporary Korea honors William J. Perry

May 2004

A $2 million gift honoring Professor William J. Perry, from telecommunications entrepreneur Jeong H.

Events

Nuclear Materials Protection, Nonproliferation, and the Future of Nuclear Energy

January 5, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Biological Threats Enabled by Molecular Biology

January 11, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Projects

MacArthur Consortium on International Peace and Cooperation

A consortium composed of Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin has applied to the John D. and Catherine T.
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Industrial Restructuring and the Political Economy in Russia

The nuclear cities have been isolated for security reasons for many decades, and this has also resulted in economic isolation.
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Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
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Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Peter Eckersley Affiliate
Thomas Berson Affiliate
Whitfield Diffie Affiliate
Matthew Daniels Affiliate