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 Scholarly Publications

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Impact of "Comitology" - Committees on Policy Implementation within the European Union: An Institutional Choice Perspective

November 1999

Intentions to Migrate Within the European Union: A Challenge for Simple Economic Macro-Level Explanations

December 2006

Individual mobility within the European Union has remained rather low, in spite of large socio-economical differences and the lack of political restrictions for citizens of member states.

Humanitarian Intervention and Relation Sovereignty

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

Just War and the International Fight Against Terrorism: Is it war?

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

Borders and Growth

December 2005

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Societal Determinants of National and European Identities: 1995 and 2003 in comparison

December 2008

For many centuries, Europe had been a battleground.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Peaceful Coexistence or Iron Curtain? Austria, Neutrality, and Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Détente, 1955-1989

February 2009

In the history of the Cold War and détente, reference is seldom made to the international relations of the small states.

Interrogating Democracy in World Politics

May 2011

It is often assumed that democracy is both desirable and possible in global politics.

Engaging Ukraine in 2009

December 2009

Ukraine and Ukrainians will be tested over the course of 2009. The global financial and economic crisis already has provoked a deep recession and falling living standards.

Reversing the Decline: An Agenda for U.S.-Russian Relations in 2009

December 2009

As the Bush administration comes to a close, U.S.-Russian relations have fallen to their lowest level since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Design of Semantic Information Systems using a Model-based Approach

December 2009

The use of social and semantic technologies in business demands an optimal balance between business requirements and technological opportunities.

Proliferation of International Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: The Threat of Fragmentation vs. the Promise of a More Effective System? - Some Reflections from the Perspective of Investment Arbitration

December 2008

(From the introduction) For more than a decade, international lawyers and international relations scholars have been fascinated by an ever-increasing number of international courts and tribunals....

Ukraine's Geopolitical Choice, 2009

December 2009

Nearly 18 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the country has yet to make a clear, committed choice about its geopolitical future....

Ethnic Europe: Mobility, Identity, and Conflict in a Globalized World

December 2010

Ethnic Europe examines the increasingly complex ethnic challenges facing the expanding European Union.

Guide to Geographical Indications: Linking Products and their Origins

December 2009

Geographical Indications present significant opportunities for differentiating products or services that are uniquely related to their geographic origin.

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Economic Crisis

February 2011

For over 2,000 years, banks have served to facilitate the exchange of money and to provide a variety of economic and financial services.

The United States, NATO's Strategic Concept, and Nuclear Issues

April 2011

In March 2011, NATO launched its Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, which will examine the Alliance's nuclear posture, among other issues.  At about the same time, the U.S.

Intermedial Topography and Metaphorical Interaction

December 2010

Agricultural Trade Disputes in the WTO

December 2009

Agricultural trade has generated more than its share of disputes in the past fifty years.

The Trilateral Process: The United States, Ukraine, Russia and Nuclear Weapons

May 2011

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine had the world’s third largest nuclear arsenal on its territory.

Why Trade Negotiations Still Matter to US Agriculture

September 2009

The Enlightenment

December 2011

The four-volume Encyclopedia of Global Studies covers the field of global studies and subjects related to it, such as globalization, transnational activity and themes of global society.

People

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
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018