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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.

Scholarly Publications

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

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.

Other Publications

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.

Collaborative Project on Soviet Defense Conversion

December 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) has undertaken a project to work with elements of the Soviet defense industry to help them convert production from...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

News

CISAC fellow wins political science dissertation award

November 2004

Helen Kinsella, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, won the American Political Science Association's 2004 Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best doctoral...

North Korea's nukes

October 2003

A panel of five foreign policy experts, including CISAC Co-director %people1% and SIIS Senior Fellow %people2%, debated issues of North Korea and nuclear weapons on October 17, 2003 in a discussion...

Stedman named to U.N. High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

November 2003

On November 4, 2003, %people1%, CISAC Senior fellow, was appointed research director for the United Nations' new High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Events

The Upcoming NPT Review Conference

February 2, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Agent Orange: The Toxic Trail

November 1, 2007

Jeanne Mager Stellman (speaker) has just recently joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y as Professor and Director of the...

Projects

Conflict Resolution

This area focuses on research related to failed states and state building, civil wars, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, refugees and democratic change.
English

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.
English

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...
English

Multimedia

Honors College 2014

December 2014

Video of CISAC Honors College 2014   Tag along with the 2014-2015 CISAC Honors Students during Honors College in Washington, D.C.

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.

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

People

Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate