"This year’s announcement offers a crucial piece of evidence in figuring out which school has been more right about China’s intentions and aspirations. If the school more sanguine about China’s military buildup and strategic ambitions were right, we should have seen a decline in China’s military spending."
"Anxiety about the relative military balance between the United States and China is building among the defense officials charged with monitoring it. As a result, the United States is beginning to mount an effort to respond to China’s growing capabilities."
"The president- and foreign officials- could soon come to realize that the incoming Republican-led U.S. Congress is good news for Asia and America's position in the region."
"Enhanced cooperation in some relationships is being accompanied by intensified military competition in others. Although it has taken time for U.S. officials to acknowledge the obvious, Beijing and Washington have been competing for the better part of two decades."
On February 9, the Alexander Hamilton Society, University of Dallas Chapter hosted an event titled “The Rise of China and its Impact on U.S. Hegemony," drawing 100 students and university press coverage:
“If Blumenthal was correct in arguing that we tend to overestimate China’s true abilities, we need to reevaluate our stances on many contemporary issues,” said Will Chavey, AHS Chapter Vice President. “We frequently start debates regarding China with the assumption that China is a global power; perhaps we need to begin at a bit more elementary of a level.”
In Foreign Policy, AHS Co-founder Dan Blumenthal and advisory board member Mike Green discuss the growing tensions between Japan and China:
"The current state of affairs increases the chance of escalation. Nobody is sleepwalking in Beijing. It seems as though Washington is."
In the Los Angeles Times, AHS speaker Gary Schmitt discusses why Beijing is shedding its low profile — and causing regional waves:
"Perceived U.S. weakness cannot be the whole story, even if it's an important part. What are also at play are Chinese ambitions. China's leaders want their nation to be a great power; they want China, as in its imperial past, to have a predominant say in the region."