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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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Lessons from America's Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, October 14, 2015

Twenty-six years ago, when the elder President Bush asked me to be his ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he assured me ...

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U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation after the Pax Americana

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute, Brown University, October 7, 2015

World War II ended with the obliteration of Japanese hegemony in the Western Pacific and its replacement by that of ...

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Avoiding the “Thucydides Trap” in the Indo-Pacific

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute, Brown University, October 5, 2015

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the global center of economic gravity.  So refocusing American attention to it makes ...

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China and the Economic Integration of Europe and Asia

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

This gathering has featured lively discussions of investment in various forms of infrastructure, logistics management, and natural resources. Originally, I ...

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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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