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Too Quick on the Draw: Militarism and the Malpractice of Diplomacy in America

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), June 13, 2015

The late Arthur Goldberg, who served on our Supreme Court and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, once said ...

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Responding to Structural Change in the Asia-Pacific

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), April 14, 2015

These days, people who talk about the Indo-Pacific region — the arc of Asia from Japan through China to Pakistan ...

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Diplomacy on the Rocks: China and Other Claimants in the South China Sea

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

For centuries, the islands and other land features of the South China Sea were seen as places to be avoided ...

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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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