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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.

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

New Trinkunas book examines the role of armed nonstate actors in local governance

November 2017

The sovereign state is frequently held up as the legitimate source of domestic order and an important provider of public goods in any society, regardless of regime type.

Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

November 2017

The same logic that kept a nuclear war from breaking out between the United States and former Soviet Union is the best strategy to now pursue with North Korea, several scholars said Tuesday at...

Listen to CISAC podcasts

November 2017

The Center for International Security and Cooperation now has more than 46 podcasts, dating all the way back to Oct. 19, 2016. Listen to them on the CISAC page on the iTunes website.

Events

Why can’t we all just get along? The causes and uses of civil-military discord

December 12, 2017

- This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution - Abstract:  Since the days of Samuel Huntington and Morris Janowitz, one fundamental question has been whether civilian...

Putin and his generals: Explaining change in Russian nuclear strategy

December 8, 2017

Abstract: What are the causes of change in Russian declaratory nuclear strategy?

Safety assessment of nuclear waste repositories: scientific issues vs societal expectations.

December 8, 2017

Abstract: In the last 30 years I have been actively involved in various safety assessment exercises for high level and low and intermediate level nuclear waste disposal sites, mainly for the...

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

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Paul Edwards Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
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
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC