Science and Technology

Arctic Research in the National Interest

The United States possesses a wide array of Arctic research facilities operated by the federal government and research institutions. One of the most unique facilities is the High-frequency Active Aurora Research Program (HAARP), owned and operated by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

China and Global 5G: Getting the Questions Right

New developments in the global debate about Huawei’s political reliability emerge daily. As this discussion continues, the UK, Germany, and Italy seem to welcome a limited Huawei role in their 5G infrastructures despite American warnings. The White House is rumored to be considering a ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment from America’s 5G build-out process. Unfortunately, pronouncements on Huawei and other Chinese technology firms are often as confusing as they are emphatic.

Brazilian Women in STEM

Come On Baby, Drive My New Energy Vehicle: Will China Be First to Completely Abandon Combustion-Engine Cars?

China is engaged in a monumental top-down effort to promote the development of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) -- plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos. While China leads the world in NEVs, they are less than 1% of all cars on the street. However, the Chinese government's NEV policies, coupled with tax incentives, aim to push the number of NEV cars sold each year to 20% by 2025.