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

Bearing the Weight of the World: Exploring Maternal Embodiment (Chapter: Indeterminate Life: Dealing with Radioactive Contamination as a Voluntary Evacuee Mother)

October 2018

The maternal body is a site of contested dynamics of power, identity, experience, autonomy, occupation, and control.

The Campaigns of Cao Cao

March 2015

 The ancient Chinese general and strategist, Cao Cao, fought a brilliant series of military campaigns in an effort to unite China during the Three Kingdoms era.

Thucydides Trap

March 2015

Don’t presume that tensions between China, a rising state, and the United States, the status quo power, will lead to conflict.Like several states in the Asia–Pacific region, Australia faces a...

Other Publications

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...

Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety

February 2015

Speech excerpt:The conference is designed to illustrate the scope and variety of the security challenges we face and I commend both the organizers and the presenters.

Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce

February 2015

For 25 years now, a weak-state fixation has transfixed U.S. foreign policy, Amy Zegart writes in this Foreign Policy piece.

News

Aftershocks: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New World Disorder

April 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global public health disaster of almost biblical proportions. It is a once-in-a-century occurrence that threatens to destroy countless lives, ruin economies, and...

Zelensky’s Government Reshuffle in Ukraine Could Put Reforms at Risk

March 2020

In the most sweeping reshuffle of his government since he took office last May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired his Cabinet and appointed a new prime minister earlier this month.

Events

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Antigone Xenopoulos, Kelly Devens, and Jonah Martin Glick-Unterman

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yh5HVfzLgy0 About this Event:Antigone Xenopoulos1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Bryan Metzger, Andrew Lokay, and Adam Elliott

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/j9S_CKmku00 About this Event:Bryan Metzger1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Ben Boston and Eva Frankel

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/vrUV4VtYZsE About this Event: Ben Boston1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

Projects

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

Managing Global Insecurity Project (MGI)

Nearly 20 years into the post-cold war era, the existing multilateral architecture of international organizations, treaties, and alliances shows signs of acute distress.
English

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
English

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

Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Carter Clelland Carter Clelland CISAC Honors Student
Elliott, David David Elliott Affiliate
Diffie Whit Whitfield Diffie Affiliate