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.

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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...

American Ventures in Russia

May 1995

This report is the result of a CISAC-sponsored workshop in which several American companies doing business with military research and production enterprises could have more detailed interchanges...

An Alternative Framework for the Control of Nuclear Materials

May 1999

The decade of the 1990s has seen renewed concerns over nuclear proliferation, both horizontal and vertical.

Assessing Ballistic Missile Proliferation and Its Control

November 1991

In recent years, world attention has been drawn to the acquisition by developing countries of delivery systems for nuclear weapons as distinct from the nuclear warheads themselves.

Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy

October 1998

This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...

China's Telecommunications: Present and Future

June 1997

By the end of 1995, China had built the world's ten largest telecommunications networks and the industry was growing at a faster rate than any other sector of the booming Chinese economy.

Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century

June 1997

"Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century," held March 7-9, 1997, at Stanford University, was an experimental workshop to preview the dimensions on the eve of...

Climate Change and the Transformation of World Energy Supply

May 1999

This report outlines the changes in energy supply that will be required over the next fifty years.

Commercialization of Russian Technology in Cooperation with American Companies

June 1999

The Soviet Union placed a high priority on science and technology and built a huge assembly of research institutes, educational programs, design bureaus, and production enterprises embodying some...

Commercializing High Technology: East and West

January 1996

In the aftermath of the Cold War, global economic competition has come to play an increasingly important role in defining national security and the shape of the future world order.

Commercializing Technology: What Should DOD Learn from DOE?

November 1990

In this report, the author addresses: (1) the basis for federal government intervention in energy markets;(2) the mechanisms DOE employed to assist in the commercialization of energy technology;(3)...

Conference on Police Reform in States under Transition

December 1996

On March 4 and 5, 1996, the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, in conjunction with the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, convened a research planning...

Converting Pulsed Power to Civilian Applications in Russia: Problems and Promise

April 1995

The economic, political, and social changes underway in the former Soviet Union are of unprecedented scale and importance.

Critical Infrastructures: The Path Ahead (Proceedings of: XIWT symposium on Cross-Industry Activities for Information Infrastructure Robustness)

February 1999

The Cross-Industry Working Team (XIWT), with the support of Stanford University Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy (CRISP), sponsored a symposium on cross-industry...

Defense Investment: A Strategy for the 1990s

December 1989

The national security strategy of the United States since World War II has changed frequently during the course of eight administrations and two wars.

Do We Need Arms Control If Peace Breaks Out?

September 1990

The world is facing truly breathtaking changes, in particular from the socialist countries.

Economics and China

February 1989

Caucasus Working Papers: Georgia - The Search for State Security; European Security and Conflict Resolution in the Transcaucasus

December 1997

Georgia--The Search for State Security David Darchiashvili's working paper traces the attempts of the modern Georgian state to deal with issues of national security since independence....

Human-Computer Systems in the Military Context

February 1990

For all the time and frustration that humans expend interacting with computers, it is surprising that more attention is not paid to the impact the computers used by armed forces might have on...

Implications of a Comprehensive Test Ban for China's Security Policy

June 1997

This paper focuses on the impact of a comprehensive test ban on China's nuclear program and security policy.

Japanese Defense Technology and the FS-X Controversy

July 1988

It is the American view that Japan has been totally dependent on the United States for its national security, and that this favorable condition has enabled the Japanese to dedicate themselves fully...

New Dimensions of the International Security System after the Cold War

April 1996

Executive SummaryThis paper considers the emerging structure of the international security system after the end of the Cold War.

People

Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics, Senior Fellow, FSI
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
van Schewick Barbara Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
rob blair Robert Blair Affiliate