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 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.

Scholarly Publications

Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

May 2020

Explore our series of multimedia interviews and Q&As with the contributors to this volume:  China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds China’s Incentives to Work Within the U.S.-led...

China’s Challenges: Now It Gets Much Harder

March 2020

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over. After forty years, every one of a set of favorable conditions has diminished or vanished, and China’s future, neither inevitable nor...

Events

A View from Across the Pacific: Chinese Perceptions of the United States

September 23, 2020

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The Pandemic, U.S.-China Tensions and Redesigning the Global Supply Chain

September 23, 2020

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Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China( 新冠肺炎疫情过后重振企业经营:中国观点)

June 1, 2020

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People

Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
wesley koo headshot Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
lizhi liu headshot Lizhi Liu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2014-March 2015
screen shot 2019 12 19 at 10 36 19 am Kerry Zhi Qu Program Coordinator
sanjiu zhang Sanjiu Zhang Program Assistant
peggy zou headshot Peggy Zou Program/Administrative Coordinator