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.

Scholarly Publications

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

November 2019

The Program on Democracy and the Internet runs the work of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age which will produce guidelines to support democracies, particularly...

Win-Win: A Public Private Strategy for Dramatically Improving National Security Tech

October 2019

Bio: Anthony VinciThe next presidential term will confront an increasingly urgent question of how to compete with China, economically and militarily.

Semiconductors and a Strategic National Technology Policy

October 2019

The current regulatory and legislative infrastructure is poorly suited to address the new challenges to U.S. leadership and innovation in key technology sectors.

Other Publications

“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.

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

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPEROn 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...

News

Analysis of April 2020 Twitter takedowns linked to Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Honduras, Serbia, and Indonesia

April 2020

On March 11, 2020 Twitter shared with the Stanford Internet Observatory accounts and tweets associated with five distinct takedowns.

Blurring the lines of media authenticity: Prigozhin-linked group funding Libyan broadcast media

March 2020

The Stanford Internet Observatory has been investigating new facets to the manipulation of the local media environment in Libya: Russian actors who are known to have previously created and...

Analyzing a Twitter Takedown Originating in Saudi Arabia

December 2019

On December 20, 2019 Twitter announced the removal of 88,000 accounts managed by Smaat, a digital marketing company based in Saudi Arabia, and attributed thousands of these accounts to involvement...

Events

Cyber and Covid-19

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 is having a profound impact on our online systems - exposing both the essential role they can and do play in our modern society, and the risks and vulnerabilities they represent....

Cyber Policy Center Online Series | Digital Disinformation and Health: From Vaccines to the Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Links to Event Materials:Professor David Broniatowski's Slides  The Stanford Cyber Policy Center continues its online Zoom series: Digital Technology and Democracy, Security & Geopolitics in an...

Lunch Seminar Series | Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

February 25, 2020

Join Stephen Stedman, Nathaniel Persily, the Cyber Policy Center, and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in an enlightening exploration of the recent report,...

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Gregory Falco Gregory Falco Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
Elena Cryst Assistant Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Danielle Jablanski Cyber Program Manager, Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance