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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 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.

News

Rose Gottemoeller testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee

September 2022

Rose Gottemoeller's main takeaways from her opening statement while testifying before the SASC

Ukraine made recent battlefield gains. How will Putin retaliate?

September 2022

Ukraine's battlefield victories are a reason for celebration. But could it could also usher in another dangerous phase — with Russia's President Vladimir Putin lashing out in other ways.

Putin's Disaster in Ukraine

September 2022

On Vladimir Putin’s order, the Russian army launched a new invasion of Ukraine in February. That has inflicted tragedy on Ukrainians but, seven months later, has also proved a catastrophe for Russia...

Old Events

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

July 16, 2021

Please join our partners at APSIA for their 2021 online grad school fair.

Projects

Ethics & Political Violence Series

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) are jointly organizing a year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence”...
English

Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
English

European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
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

U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Senior Research Scholar
man smiling Cameron Tracy Research Scholar
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)