Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

How to Make Love to a Despot: An Alternative Foreign Policy for the Twenty-First Century

After generations of foreign policy failures, the United States can finally try to make the world safer―not by relying on utopian goals but by working pragmatically with nondemocracies.

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Other Publications

Taiwan’s Strategy for Regional Economic Integration

October 2014

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

May 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize...

News

‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

September 2021

President Zelensky outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

May 2021

How has corruption simultaneously driven China’s economic boom and financial risks? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in producing a high-growth but also high-risk economy.

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

Events

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

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

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Projects

Leadership Academy for Development

Program Overview  |  Background and Rationale  |  Training Program  |  Curriculum   |  Case Studies  |  Partnership  |  LAD Around the World  |  Lectures  | Student Testimonials | Interviews |...
English

Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...
English

Multimedia

How will Michael Flynn's resignation affect US-Russia relations?

February 2017

Russia expert and Stanford University senior fellow Kathryn Stoner on Russian reaction to the national security adviser's resignation. Watch the video here.

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 2016

Abstract Taiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades. The 2016 elections, in which the Democratic Progressive Party, led by Dr.

Taiwan's 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections

March 2016

On January 16, 2016, Taiwanese went to the polls to elect a new president and legislature.

People

jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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