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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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The United States in the New World Disorder

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 11, 2016

This is the second of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century. The first deals ...

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The Crumbling of the Pax Americana

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

This is the first of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century.  The second will ...

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