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Mao Zedong: Nationalist in Spite of Himself

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), October 11, 2006

When Mike Lampton asked me to speak this evening, on the thirtieth anniversary of Chairman Mao's demise, I was a ...

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Why Not Let Them Hate Us, As Long As They Fear Us?

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), October 4, 2006

We are gathered together to reflect upon our country's adoption of Caligula's motto for effective foreign policy — ODERINT DUM ...

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The Arabs Take a Chinese Wife: Sino-Arab Relations in the Decade to Come

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), May 7, 2006

I want to speak with you this morning about foreign affairs, by which, of course, I mean failing marriages, ...

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Remarks presented to the 14th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), September 12, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Once again, I have been honored by the National Council on US-Arab Relations and stand before you to ...

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Objectives and End-Games in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), November 19, 2004

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I'd like to thank you for inviting me here this afternoon. I note, however, that Julian Nall ...

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Shifting Sands in the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Relationship

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), October 26, 2004

SUSRIS: Thank you, Ambassador Freeman, for taking time to discuss US-Saudi relations. You are a frequent visitor to Saudi ...

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