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A New Set of Great Power Relationships

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), September 16, 2014

We live in a time of great strategic fluidity. Borders are shifting. Lines of control are blurring. Long-established spheres of ...

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How Diplomacy Fails

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), August 19, 2014

We are here to discuss what we can learn from the failure of diplomacy to prevent, halt, and wrap up ...

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Asian Resurgence, Rebalancing, and Realignment

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), July 23, 2014

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

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Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), July 21, 2014

A while back, the United States set out to reconfigure the Middle East. The result is that the region and ...

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A World of Unforeseen Complexities

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), May 1, 2014

We live in an age of discontinuities.  Internationally, at least, the past and present no longer serve as reliable guides ...

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About Syria

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), April 23, 2014

I’m honored to share a very brief moment with you tonight. I crossed the Atlantic to be here for two ...

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