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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 Scholarly Publications

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Trading in the Twenty-First Century: Is There a Role for the World Trade Organization?

July 2017

As the World Trade Organization (WTO) begins its third decade, its future is uncertain.

Europeans support a proportional allocation of asylum seekers

June 2017

What type of common asylum regime would Europeans support?

Support for Terrorism in Muslim Majority Countries and Implications for Immigration Policies in the West

June 2017

With elections in 2017 in key European Union states (France: presidential, April 23, second round May 7, National Assembly, June 11, second round June 18; Germany: Federal Diet, September 24;...

The Limits of Institutional Reform in the United States and the Global Trade Regime

May 2017

International Politics and Institutions in Time is the definitive exploration, by a group of leading international relations scholars, of the contribution of the historical institutionalism...

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

January 2017

How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world historyAre mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality?...

How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America

January 2017

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was a whirlwind of vagaries and contradictions when it came to foreign policy, making it difficult to predict how his new administration will...

Trading in the Twenty-First Century: Is There a Role for the World Trade Organization?

January 2017

As the World Trade Organization begins its third decade, its future is less certain than at any point in its history.

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Aristotelian Equality and International Cooperation: Europeans Prefer a Proportional Asylum Regime

September 2016

What type of asylum regime do European citizens support?

Cold war isomorphism: Communist regimes and the West European model of worker participation

July 2016

In studies of cultural globalisation, the influence of communist regimes on Western Europe has remained under-theorised and little explored.

TTIP and Agriculture: Another Transatlantic Chicken War?

April 2016

In 1963 the United States and Europe (EU) were engaged in the infamous Chicken War over new tariffs introduced in Europe.

Migration and Integration: New Models for Mobility and Coexistence

January 2016

Globalization has led to new forms, and dynamics, of migration and mobility.

Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War

March 2015

"Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War" is chapter 25 of the book The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader, edited by Hugh Miall, Tom Woodhouse, Oliver Ramsbotham, and Christopher Mitchell and...

Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy

June 2014

Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

February 2014

Winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize from the American Historical AssociationWinner of the Fraenkel in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library, LondonWinner of the Keller-Sierra Prize from the...

The Political Economy of Transatlantic Free Trade

July 2013

On July 8th, 2013, the United States and the European Union started negotiations on the  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), which is to create a free trade area.  In this...

Transparency and timeliness: the monitoring of agricultural policies in the WTO using OECD data

July 2013

Transparency in the multilateral trade system is fundamental.

Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration

May 2013

Using novel data on 50,000 Norwegian men, we study the effect of wealth on the probability of internal or international migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913), a time when the US...

Comparative analysis of data frameworks for agricultural policy analysis: The WTO-notificaitons and the OECD's PSE database

December 2012

The OECD and the WTO have accumulated systematic data on the magnitude of support going to farmers as a result of farm policies.

Towards a Theory of Policy Timing

September 2012

The paper presents a theory of policy timing that relies on uncertainty and transaction costs to explain the optimal timing and duration of policy reforms.

Regional Integration and Agricultural Trade Policy

December 2011

The WTO Agricultural Modalities Proposals and their Impact on Domestic Support in the EU and the US

December 2011

The European Union

December 2011

WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade

December 2011

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus