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"One Belt, One Road:" What's in It for Us?

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

Alexander the Great is said to have declared that "logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign ...

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Visions of the World and the U.S. Role in It

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, October 25, 2016

Chris has asked me to lay out the foreign policy issues the next president will face upon taking office ...

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The Domestic Consequences of America’s Many Wars in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, October 12, 2016

In just four weeks, as the press never tires of pointing out, Americans will elect “a new commander-in-chief.”  ...

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The American Way of War Reconsidered

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, September 22, 2016

I’m a retired diplomat.  The late Arthur Goldberg, who served on our Supreme Court and as U.S. ambassador ...

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Turkey in the New Geopolitical Context

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, September 15, 2016

In some ways, Turkey has a better claim than China to be the “the middle kingdom.”  Ankara sits at ...

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Reimagining Relations with Iran

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

The United States and Iran are divided by vivid memories of reciprocally inflicted trauma and the insistent pleading of mutually ...

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