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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 Projects

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Austrian and Central European Program

The Europe Center's Austrian and Central European Program seeks to advance relations between the United States and Austria and Central Europe.
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European Security Initiative Lecture Series

Educating and involving the Stanford community is a critical part of the European Security Initiative.  Stanford faculty, students, staff, visitors and neighbors are warmly welcome to attend this...
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European Security Initiative

Stanford Initiative on European SecurityWith Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Europe is facing the greatest challenge to its stability and security since...
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The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
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Immigration and Integration Project

Two premises motivate the “Immigration and Integration” project that is able to get off the ground with seed money from the FSI Policy Implementation Lab.
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Migration

Through periods of colonial expansion, New World emigration, postcolonial immigration, and Eurozone migration, Europe has been shaped and reshaped by the constant movement of people and communities...
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The Legality of the European Data Retention Directive in Light of the Fundamental Rights to Privacy and Data Protection

The EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) provides an obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services and of public communications networks to retain traffic...
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Technology Transfer Agreements in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law

Technological innovation and the transfer of the resulting intellectual property rights are indispensable to the economies of the European Union and the United States.
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What Trade Economists Should Know About Their Data

March 2009

More and more empirical research in international economics builds on the analysis of bilateral trade flows.
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Linkages between Services and Manufacturing;

This study will analyze intersectoral linkages via trade in intermediates across industries, and the changing industrial structure of the EU, with a view to identifying possible unexploited...
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Stanford-Suhrkamp Lecture and Publication Series

Stanford University and German publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag are pleased to jointly sponsor the international lecture and publication series devoted to new work by Stanford faculty on...
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History, Memory and Reconciliation

This series will examine scholarly and institutional efforts to create new national narratives that walk the fine line between before and after, memory and truth, compensation and reconciliation,...
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Principles of European Integration: Treaty revisions in multi-stage two-level processes

This project explores the revision of the treaties of the European Union using a multi-stage two-level-analysis.
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Contemporary History and the Future of Memory

Far from promoting a "competition of memories," the series seeks to create a debate and establish an exchange between various groups, pointing out the similarities and the differences of their...
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Semantic Information Systems and Visualization

Business InformaticsIn today’s businesses information technology plays a central role.
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The Patent Application: A Comparison between Europe and the U.S.

Research and development are key elements of a competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Patents, in particular, are a driving force for promoting innovation and growth.
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A Status Report from the Software Decompilation Battle

A source of sores for software copyright owners in the European Union and the United States?For traditional media, such as novels, copyright represents a “bargain” between the individual author and...
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European Union E-commerce Law Project

This project examines the law and policy of the European Union for e-business activities as well as the relevant economic governance issues and regulatory practices including the transatlantic (EU...
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Democracy in the European Union

This project discusses visions of democracy, and analyzes and determines criteria for the evaluation of the democratic character of political systems.
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Institutional Reform in the EU

Christophe Crombez (University of Leuven) has been at the European Forum as a Visiting Associate Professor since July 1999.
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Europe, America and the Multilateral Trade System

 This project examines the complex trade relationships between the US and the EU and their key roles in the development of the multilateral trade system.
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Comparative Study of Farm Policy Reform in the EU and US

This project involves David Orden, Virginia Tech., who was a visitor at IIS in the 1998-99 academic year, and Wayne Moyer, Grinnell College, together with Tim Josling (TEC and FSI).
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Comparative Regulatory Approaches to Biotechnology

This project includes comparative regulatory structures in advanced industrial states, i.e.
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People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
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
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, 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
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution