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.

Recent News

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Heading for (Another) Ukraine-Russia Gas Fight?

September 2019

Twice in the past 14 years, a dispute between Ukraine and Russia has led Russia to cut off natural gas flows to Ukraine and Europe. The stage is being set for another cut-off in January.

Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution

March 2019

March 18 marks the fifth anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, which capped the most blatant land grab in Europe since World War II.

Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

October 2018

FSI's three new center directors, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Colin Kahl, and David Lobell, outline their vision.

Anna Grzymala-Busse Appointed New Director of The Europe Center

May 2018

The Europe Center is pleased to announce that Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse will assume its directorship on September 1, 2018.

Featured Faculty Research: Dan Edelstein

January 2018

Dan Edelstein earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Stanford in 2004. He is William H.

New Stanford research explores immigrants’ decision to return to Europe during historical Age of Mass Migration

September 2017

Today’s conversation about immigration and the role of immigrants in America is not so different from the conversations that took place more than 100 years ago, when European immigrants settled in...

Macron, Brexit and the Future of European Politics

July 2017

 Patrick Chamorel, senior resident scholar at the Stanford Center in Washington DC, weighs in on the geopolitical impact of the French and UK elections in a Scholars' Circle interview.  Joining the...

The Magnitsky Act - Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting lobbied against it; why does Putin hate it so much?

July 2017

Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Professor of History, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution writes about Putin's views on the Magnitsky Act...

The Europe Center May 2017

May 2017

 Event Recap: Former Finnish Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, Visits StanfordIn his April visit to Stanford University, Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland and current member of the...

The Europe Center April 2017

April 2017

 Event Recap: First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Visits Stanford In her April visit to Stanford University, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National...

The Europe Center February 2017

February 2017

 40 Years of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor Program at StanfordAn "Amerika-Sterne" Token2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor...

The Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship at Stanford

February 2017

The history of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford begins with the U.S.

The Europe Center January 2017

January 2017

 Event Recap: The European Crises, Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University) The Europe Center kicked off its winter quarter talks by continuing its series on the European Union.

Visiting Scholar: Jonas Tallberg

January 2017

Jonas Tallberg is Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University. His research interests are global governance and European Union politics.

The state of US-Russia relations

November 2016

 At a recent European Security Initiative (ESI) lecture held at the GSB's Oberndorf Event Center, Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the US, described US-Russia relations as being at its worse...

The Europe Center October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016

 Report Published by Students Participating in The Europe Center's Undergraduate Internship Program Each summer, The Europe Center sponsors Stanford undergraduate students to complete internships...

Post Catalonia referendum

October 2016

Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the...

Featured Graduate Student Research: Rachel Midura

September 2016

Our featured graduate student this month is Rachel Midura, PhD candidate in the Department of History and fellow at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis.

Sergio Rebeles '17

July 2016

One of Sergio's earliest impetuses towards a global focus for his education was becoming aware of the Sinjar massacre of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014.

Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

June 2016

The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to...

FSI faculty discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil

March 2016

Three of Stanford's most seasoned international affairs experts discussed foreign policy and diplomacy – and practiced a bit of it on stage, too – as they tackled the topics of refugees, Russia and...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
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
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018