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America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, May 13, 2016

Since the end of the Cold War, we’re had a lot of very instructive experience in the Middle East.  ...

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One China, Two Freemans

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, May 4, 2016

I am delighted to join Professor Carla Freeman here this evening.  I admire her as a scholar even as ...

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China’s Current Problems and Prospects

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) |Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 23, 2016

The dominant features of Chinese politics in this decade have been the rise of Xi Jinping, the return of repressive ...

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The End of the American Empire

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 2, 2016

I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to ...

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America's Persian and Arabian Wars

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 4, 2016

Sometime between 460 and 450 B.C.E., Herodotus wrote The Persian Wars, his account of the Greeks' two wars with the ...

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Recovering Diplomatic Agility

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 18, 2016

This is the third of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st ...

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