This is a year of anniversaries. It is the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of China Daily, which we have gathered to commemorate. It is the fortieth anniversary of Henry Kissinger’s initial, secret visit to Beijing.
The organizers of this conference recruited me to address it because I am a sort of living fossil. As a certified antique, exhumed from the diplomatic strata of the past, they thought I could not avoid having an historical perspective on things. While you were pondering naval matters today, the
I am honored to have been asked to give the annual Sharabi lecture here at the Palestine Center. As all of you know, Dr. Hisham Sharabi helped found this Center, as well as the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
2011 is 1432 in the Hijri calendar that measures the life of Islamic civilization. However one numbers it, this year will be long remembered.
The Greeks are to blame for many things.
As the second decade of the 21st Century begins, no great regional power is as sought after as India.
I have been asked to speak about the strategic interaction between India, Pakistan, and China – the three great powers of South Asia. The legacies of the British Empire and the early years of the Cold War trump geographic features like the Himalayas and Karakorams in determining the region’s
It is only natural that when Chinese and Americans meet these days, we should discuss the changing balance between us. There is indeed a shift in relative economic and military power. It is less profound than many imagine.
I feel honored to have been asked to open this conference on U.S.-Arab relations and America’s ties with the broader Middle East. But I confess that, as an American, the results of U.S. policies in the Middle East remind me of the T-shirt someone once gave me. It said: “Sinatra is dead.