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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 Other Publications

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Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

Institutions and Gas Market Security

December 2007

The developing LNG trade does not have symmetric participants.

Monthly Gas Trade in the Atlantic Basin circa 2015

December 2007

Growing LNG imports will impact the value of gas storage and regional price spreads.

Flexible LNG Supply and Gas Market Integration: A Simulation Approach for Valuing the Market Arbitrage Option

December 2007

Random (stochastic) variability in gas demand and prices creates significant option value for LNG suppliers with destination flexibility.

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

India Nuclear Deal, the: Implications for Global Climate Change

July 2006

The debate over the India nuclear deal has been too one-dimensional.

Trade Battle That Will Cost America Dear, A

May 2003

America's farm lobbyists have long been pressing their government to launch a formal trade dispute against the European Union's ban on genetically modified crops.

Nuclear Energy, Not Oil, Should Fuel U.S.-Russian Ties

February 2003

Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down, American and Russian diplomats have been searching for a special relationship between their countries to replace Cold War animosity.

Global Warming Plan is Full of Hot Air

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

Weak on Warming

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

People

Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar