"The presidential visit comes at a perilous time for Sino-American relations. Washington has not adequately answered China’s continued aggression toward Japan and Southeast Asian nations."
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.”
"The United States must be realistic about what a democracy must do to demonstrate its ability to defend itself and must stop the flights of fancy that have led to a current de facto arms-sales freeze. This sort of policy would serve U.S. interests and may even be realistic."
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."