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.

Other Publications

#VivaJOH o #FueraJOH: An analysis of Twitter’s takedown of Honduran accounts

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER On April 2, 2020, Twitter announced a takedown of datasets attributed to the social media manager of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado (commonly referred to by...

“Fighting Like a Lion for Serbia”: An Analysis of Government-Linked Influence Operations in Serbia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPEROn March 26, 2020 Twitter announced a takedown of accounts targeting Ser- bian Twitter users.

“The World is Swimming in a Sea of Rumors”: Influence Operations Associated with El Fagr Newspaper (Egypt)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORTOn April 2, 2020 Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of data sets attributed to state influence operations in several countries.

News

Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer Weighs in On the Mueller Report

May 2019

Former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos is relieved that the Mueller Report has finally been released, he confessed to Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), on...

Talking Election Security in the Nation’s Capital

June 2019

Is the 2020 presidential election vulnerable to the same kind of foreign interference that took place in 2016?

Should We Be Worried About Election Interference in 2020? Probably, says Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer

September 2019

Alex Stamos is “extremely worried” that the upcoming U.S.

Events

Roundtable with Christopher Krebs, Director, CISA

December 2, 2019

Stanford Internet Observatory is proud to host Christopher C.

Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign to Shape Global Narratives

July 22, 2020

REGISTER The Hoover Institution and the Stanford Internet Observatory invite you to a discussion of their joint white paper: "Telling China’s Story: The Chinese Communist Party’s Campaign to Shape...

People

rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
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photo kurzynski Maciej Kurzynski Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory, PhD Candidate, Chinese
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Elena Cryst Elena Cryst Assistant Director, Stanford Internet Observatory