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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Third Way Movements

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.

Lifestyles

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.

Privatization

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.

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.

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

December 2011

The European Union

December 2011

Protecion, Subsidies and Agricultural Trade

December 2010

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

December 2011

Regional Integration and Agricultural Trade Policy

December 2011

Reflections on the Exceptional Treatment of Agriculture in the WTO

December 2010

Understanding International Trade in Agricultural Products: One Hundred Years of Contributions by Agricultural Economists

December 2010

WTO Compliance and Domestic Farm Policy Change

December 2010

Agriculture: The Dog that Didn't Bark?

December 2009

Looking Ahead to 2050: Evolution of Agricultural Trade Policies

December 2009

Biofuel Subsidies and the Green Box

December 2009

Agriculture

December 2009

As the Doha Development Round trade negotiations have stalled, bilateral and regional free trade agreements have become an important alternative.

Book Symposium: The Genesis of the GATT

December 2009

This book is part of a wider project that aims to propose a model GATT that makes good economic sense without undoing its current basic structure.

Does China Want to Buy Europe? Europe's Crisis and China's Reluctant Rise

March 2012

Neuroeconomy: An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

July 2012

This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as a contemporary approach to economic theory and practice.

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.

After Obama's Victory at the U.S. Presidential Elections 2012: What Are the Perspectives? An Analysis from a European View

November 2012

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...