International Relations

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.

Recent Other Publications

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Conference Report: The Politics of Polarization in Taiwan [Oct. 2014]

December 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

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...

Arab Peace Initiative: A Primer and Future Prospects

March 2009

Born in the aftermath of both the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Palestinian-Israeli war which had begun in late 2000 (commonly known as the “second intifada”), the Arab Peace...

MFAN Transition Recommendation Strategies

November 2008

MFAN Open Letter to President-elect Obama

November 2008

Necessary Risks: How a New U.S. Administration Can (Finally) Give Us the Middle East Policy We Need

October 2008

At the root of current Middle Eastern foreign policy debates on topics ranging from Iran to Iraq to Israel, is a more fundamental challenge for American policy makers: how to combat the general...

U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy

July 2008

The next president of the United States must forge a new national security strategy in a world marked by enormous tumult and change and at a time when America's international standing and strategic...

New Day New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

June 2008

U.S. foreign assistance—the rationale behind it, the amount we give, its orientation and organization—has changed dramatically in the last decade.

Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

January 2007

Francis Fukuyama and Michael McFaul present an argument for continued American efforts to promote democracy and a plan to strengthen policy tools for those efforts.

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.

Re-engaging Russia and Russians: A New Agenda for American Foreign Policy

October 2004

U.S.-Russian relations are adrift. After a promising start, George W.

Capital Account Liberalization: Lessons for the Chile Singapore Trade Agreements

December 2003

Chairman King, Ranking Member Moloney and distinguished members of the committee, my name is Peter Henry Blair.

Russia's Transition to Democracy and U.S.-Russia Relations: Unfinished Business

September 2003

... Our hearing today is also intended to look at the current United States-Russia relationship.

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.

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assults on Rights

February 2003

STANFORD -- In May 1988, President Reagan traveled to Moscow for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

Generational Change in Russia

October 2002

For most of the 1990s, U.S. foreign-policy makers, analysts of Russia in the United States, and leaders of U.S.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Unfinished Business in Europe

September 2002

To make his case, [Bush] has a powerful historical experience to draw upon: the end of the Cold War.

Change the Focus on Iraq

September 2002

PALO ALTO, CALIF.A year ago, a group of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked the United States using box cutters as their weapons and citing extremist versions of Islamic fundamentalism...

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Dr. Chonira Enushka Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Lecturer in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) Program
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics