Xi Jinping’s Faltering Foreign Policy

In Xi Jinping’s 10 years of power, he has turned away from former chairman Hu Jintao’s China's peaceful rise policy towards a more aggressive foreign policy approach as demonstrated by China’s previous responses towards the EU and more recent actions towards Taiwan. With the ongoing Ukraine Crisis and China’s seeming alignment towards Russia, it calls … Continue reading Xi Jinping’s Faltering Foreign Policy

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis and UNHCR Intervention

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss the current Ukrainian refugee crisis that resulted in light of the Russia-Ukraine conflict . We will dive into role of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, or UNHCR in the Ukrainian crisis. What are some of the key methods that are currently being implemented for Ukrainian refugees, particularly across … Continue reading The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis and UNHCR Intervention

Cold War Lessons for Great-Power Competition

With the end of the Cold War, a 45-year-long rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, many predicted that long-term peace would ensue, with liberal democracy as the final form of government for all nations. Yet, just 30 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, American hegemony has been displaced by long-term … Continue reading Cold War Lessons for Great-Power Competition

Hun Sen’s Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is one of the longest-serving leaders in the world, having retained power since 1985. Following his government’s dissolution of the opposition party in 2017 and exile of its leaders, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party won the 2018 elections unchallenged, raising major questions about the future of democracy in Cambodia. In … Continue reading Hun Sen’s Cambodia

Strengthening U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia with Congressman Ami Bera

https://open.spotify.com/show/7d47w40VDonnVkH4pC6j1Y?si=26a86aba7fd54085 Over the past twenty years, Southeast Asia a diverse region of 10 nations, has become increasingly important to global economic development, U.S. interests, and great power geopolitics. In this special episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, we discuss with Congressman Ami Bera the growing importance of Southeast Asia in the world and … Continue reading Strengthening U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia with Congressman Ami Bera

China’s Crackdown on Big Tech

In October 2020, Chinese tech billionaire and founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, delivered a speech criticizing the Chinese government’s approach to digital financial regulation in the days before the 35 billion dollar initial public offering of Alibaba’s financial affiliate, Ant Group. Blocked by Chinese regulators shortly after Ma’s speech, Ant’s IPO never happened, and Ma … Continue reading China’s Crackdown on Big Tech

AUKUS and the Future of the Indo-Pacific

On September 15, U.S. President Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced AUKUS, a new trilateral security pact. The agreement focuses on military capability, and the United States and the United Kingdom notably will be helping Australia acquire eight nuclear-powered submarines. What compelled Australia to seek this agreement? What … Continue reading AUKUS and the Future of the Indo-Pacific