5G, China, and the United States: What’s so important about another G

By: Michael DeLeers It seems every week a new technological development is making headlines. With companies like Space X, Google, and Apple constantly driving innovation, it is not hard to believe. However, there are also a number of incredibly important technological developments happening under the radar. One of the most critical is 5G, “the next…

Lost at Sea: America in Search of a Strategy

By: Kyle River On February 12th, the Alexander Hamilton Society hosted an event entitled ‘Adrift in the Pacific: America in the Sea of Great Power Competition.’ Headlined by an expert panel, including the Honorable Randall Schriver, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and Dr. Andrew Kydd, a renowned Political Science professor at UW-Madison,…

How China’s Censorship is Affecting the Global Economy

By: Pooja Gundimeda The people of Hong Kong have been protesting for months now in response to the extradition bill proposed by the local government. The bill would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to the mainland, posing a major threat to democracy as the bill could be used to target activists speaking…

A Solution to the Sexual Assault Epidemic in India

By: Pooja Gundimeda India is undeniably facing an epidemic which has taken the lives of thousands of women, both young and old. Daily rape and sexual assault is plaguing the country, and has become increasingly common in recent years—gradually embedding itself into Indian culture and social norms. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013…

Backgrounder: the Hong Kong protests

By: Cormac O’Harrow The Hong Kong protests: a series of demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous territory of islands off the coast of mainland China. Since the territory reverted back to Chinese control from the British in 1997, questions about its sovereignty have loomed heavily over…

The World Needs to Pay Attention to China

By Joe McInerney             While much of the international community has been focused on developments in the Middle East and the United States has been tuned into the impeachment battle in Congress, China has quietly escalated violence against an entire Muslim minority in its country, the Uighurs. As the extent to which the Chinese government has…

The Cost of Democracy

By Juilin Lu After several months of struggle, the Hong Kong Anti-Extradition-Law movement has finally achieved some success. The Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the formal withdrawal of the Extradition Bill in response to the five demands made by the protestors. To achieve this goal, the city has suffered a tremendous amount. The protests have…