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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How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Global Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy-Associated Diarrhea

December 2012

The cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in men who have sex with men in the United States

December 2012

Cost effectiveness of screening strategies for early identification of HIV and HCV infection in injection drug users

December 2012

HIV Development Assistance and Adult Mortality in Africa

December 2012

Context  The effect of global health initiatives on population health is uncertain.

Characteristics of U.S. Emergency Departments That Offer Routine Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening.

July 2012

Advancing a conceptual model of evidence-based practice implementation in public service sectors

December 2011

Abstract Implementation science is a quickly growing discipline.

Efficient stockpiling and shipping policies for humanitarian relief: UNHCR's inventory challenge

December 2011

Abstract The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establishes and maintains refugee camps to meet the needs of 34.5 million people affected by disaster or war worldwide.

Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of expanding harm reduction and antiretroviral therapy in a mixed HIV epidemic: A modeling analysis for ukraine

December 2011

Abstract BACKGROUND: Injection drug use (IDU) and heterosexual virus transmission both contribute to the growing mixed HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Expected value information improves financial risk taking across the adult life span

December 2011

Abstract When making decisions, individuals must often compensate for cognitive limitations, particularly in the face of advanced age.

Health system determinants of infant, child and maternal mortality: A cross-sectional study of UN member countries

December 2011

Abstract (provisional)ObjectiveFew studies have examined the link between health system strength and important public health outcomes across nations.

Inferring model parameters in network-based disease simulation

December 2011

Abstract Many models of infectious disease ignore the underlying contact structure through which the disease spreads.

Assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of concurrency reduction for HIV prevention

December 2011

Abstract We estimated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of changes in concurrent sexual partnerships in reducing the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Age Differences in Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in U.S. Individuals

December 2011

Abstract OBJECTIVES: To estimate the potentially inappropriate use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ICDs in older U.S. adults. DESIGN: Retrospective study.

Determinants of the cost of health services used by veterans with HIV

December 2011

BACKGROUND: The effect of adherence, treatment failure, and comorbidities on the cost of HIV care is not well understood.

The cost-effectiveness of symptom-based testing and routine screening for acute HIV infection in men who have sex with men in the USA

December 2011

OBJECTIVE: Acute HIV infection often causes influenza-like illness (ILI) and is associated with high infectivity.

The potential impact of an HIV vaccine with rapidly waning protection on the epidemic in Southern Africa: examining the RV144 trial results

December 2011

BACKGROUND: The prime-boost HIV vaccine regimen used in the recent RV144 trial resulted in modest efficacy of 31% over 3.5 years, but was substantially higher in the first year post-vaccination.

HIV-1 clade C envelopes obtained from late stage symptomatic Indian patients varied in their ability towards relative CD4 usages and sensitivity to CCR5 antagonist TAK-779

December 2011

The mechanism by which strictly CCR5 using HIV-1 clade C variants exacerbate disease progression in absence of coreceptor switch is not clearly known.

A single amino acid substitution in the C4 region in gp120 confers enhanced neutralization of HIV-1 by modulating CD4 binding sites and V3 loop

December 2011

Identification of vulnerability in the HIV-1 envelope (Env) will aid in Env-based vaccine design.

Multi-Country Analysis of Palm Oil Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality for Countries at Different Stages of Economic Development: 1980-1997

December 2011

Background Cardiovascular diseases represent an increasing share of the global disease burden.

Characterization of circulating HIV-1 env genes in plasma of two antiretroviral naïve slow progressing patients with broad neutralizing antibody response with evidence of recombination

September 2011

In the present study, we investigated genetic divergence between complete autologous HIV-1 env genes amplified directly from plasma of two anti-retroviral naïve, slow progressing Indian patients...

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