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 Other Publications

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China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

China and the Neutron Bomb

June 1988

The neutron bomb is a controversial weapon.

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...

Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis

December 1994

Because of the Soviet Union's heavy emphasis on military prowess and capability, the military-industrial sector in the Soviet Union (and Russia) was larger than its counterparts in other...

Inadvertent War in Europe: Crisis Simulation

June 1985

This report analyzes a simulation, conducted in the spring of 1984 at Stanford University, of a hypothetical U.S.-Soviet crisis in Germany.  The simulation was organized by the Center for...

Industrial Demilitarization, Privatization, Economic Reform, and Investment in Russia: Analysis and Recommendations

March 1993

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) started a project on defense conversion in the Soviet Union in early 1990.

Military Readiness and the Training of China's Sailors

July 1989

This study of the naval-training system grew out of our larger project on the development of China's strategic weapons.

Old Law for a New World? The Applicability of International Law to Information Warfare

February 1997

The development of "information warfare" presents international legal issues that will complicate nations' efforts both to execute and to respond to certain information warfare attacks,...

Strategic Missile Defense: Necessities, Prospects, and Dangers in the Near Term

April 1985

On October 30, 1984, a workshop met at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control to examine near-term prospects for and alternative approaches to strategic defense.

Summary of Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis

March 1995

This report is an expanded version of the executive summary of a much larger report, "Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis." Many people contributed to that report,...

Summary of the Project on Defense Conversion in Russia

June 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) started a project in early 1990 following a proposal from Marshal Akhromeyev,specialadvisor to President Gorbachev...

Cox Committee Report, The: An Assessment

December 1999

The Cox Commission of the U.S. Congress was established in June 1998 to investigate concerns over Chinese acquisition of sensitive U.S.

More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, A

December 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan created the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in September 2003 with SIIS and CISAC senior fellow Stephen J.

Exposure to Low-­‐Dose Radiation: We Need Social Discussion for Risk Judgment

February 2012

For a copy of the original article in Japanese, please contact Toshihiro Higuchi at th233@stanford.edu.

Civil Liberties and Security in Cyberspace

August 2000

Societies are becoming more dependent on computer networks and therefore more vulnerable to cyber crime and terrorism.

Biological Security in a Changed World

September 2001

The horrifying events of 11 September 2001 serve notice that civilization will confront severe challenges in the twenty-first century.

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Reassessing the Evolving al-Qai'da Threat to the Homeland

November 2009

CISAC Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw joined three other terrorism experts at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment.

Is the Elephant Learning to Dance? The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of India

April 2002

Published in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lessons of Okinawa

July 2003

As the American military extends its stay in postwar Iraq, the risks of political and social friction will rise.

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

Between Restoration and Revolution in Iraq

April 2003

For supporters of democracy, there is nothing more exciting or memorable than the fall of another dictator.

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