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The Maritime Dimension of “One Belt, One Road” in Strategic Perspective

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, June 20, 2016

“One belt, one road” (OBOR) was a slogan before it became a concept in search of content. It is now ...

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U.S. Policy and the Geopolitical Dynamics of the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs, Brown University, June 9, 2016

I have been asked to speak about the geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East, the realignments occurring among states there, ...

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America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, May 13, 2016

Since the end of the Cold War, we’re had a lot of very instructive experience in the Middle East.  ...

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One China, Two Freemans

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

I am delighted to join Professor Carla Freeman here this evening.  I admire her as a scholar even as ...

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China’s Current Problems and Prospects

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) |Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 23, 2016

The dominant features of Chinese politics in this decade have been the rise of Xi Jinping, the return of repressive ...

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The End of the American Empire

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, April 2, 2016

I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to ...

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