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The United States and Saudi Arabia: Marriage of Convenience on the Rocks?

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia has done it again! On January 23, it dismayed foreign pundits by failing to sink into the anarchy ...

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Responding to Failure: Reorganizing U.S. Policies in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 10, 2015

I want to speak with you today about the Middle East. This is the region where Africa, Asia, and Europe ...

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The Middle East and China

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), February 17, 2015

The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together and where the trade routes between China, India, and ...

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Saudi Arabia and the Oil Price Collapse

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), January 27, 2015

I’ve been asked to speak about the geopolitical aspects of Saudi Arabia’s decision to continue producing petroleum at previous levels ...

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China as a Diplomatic Actor

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  (USFS, Ret.), January 23, 2015

I became interested in China a bit over five decades ago. Back then, with the notable exception of Zhou Enlai ...

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China as a Great Power

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), November 7, 2014

In 2012, China’s now-paramount leader, Xi Jinping, invited President Barack Obama to collaborate with him in developing a “new type ...

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