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 Publications

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Geography Is Destiny

Britain and the World: A 10,000-Year History

Streets of Gold

America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success

In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

Family History and Attitudes toward Out-Groups

Evidence from the European Refugee Crisis

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

France’s Vanishing Center

American Purpose editorial board member Patrick Chamorel draws parallels between two French presidents of the center, Giscard and Macron. Can Macron modernize the economy, keep the EU...

The Dynastic Imagination

Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Power and Time Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

December 2020

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events.

Trade policy under monopolistic competition with firm selection

November 2020

We analyze unilateral, efficient and Nash trade policies in a symmetric, two-country version of the Melitz-Ottaviano (2008) model.

Classical Athens as an Epistemic Democracy

Chapter in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy: From the Late Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

Time’s Monster: How History Makes History

October 2020

For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making.

People

2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Robert Harrison headshot Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Shannon Johnson Shannon Johnson Administrative Associate, CDDRL and TEC