It’s an honor to have been asked once again to address this important annual conference on U.S.-Arab relations. The theme of this year’s discussion is “transition within constancy.” I confess I’m still trying to figure out what that means. My best guess is that it’s something like “progre
It’s an honor to join the 27th class here tonight, and to meet some alumni of previous Seminar XXI sessions. I understand that participants in Seminar XXI spend a year rethinking national security problems, looking at them holistically and from more than an American perspective.
It’s a pleasure to be here among academics, aspiring policy-makers and public servants, as well – I see – as a few defunct diplomats and diplomatresses like myself. I’m here to exchange views with you about the new era we are entering, the changing place of the United States within it, and s
Since the end of the Cold War, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as the world’s most dynamic geopolitical zone. Shifting balances of power there are reshaping international perceptions.
There is now no international relationship of greater consequence than that between China and America. There will be no "G-2," but how our two countries manage our relations will make a decisive difference not just to our future but to that of the world.
Forty years ago next Tuesday, on a clear, cold afternoon in Beijing, I followed President Nixon onto the tarmac at Beijing’s Capital Airport. I have a belated confession to make. When I tried to sleep on Air Force One on the way to Beijing, I was jolted awake by a nightmare. I dreamed tha
I’ve been asked me to look around the world’s horizons and to venture a prediction or two as we prepare to enter a new year. This is never an easy task. We rarely, if ever, understand our past properly, still less our present. So, even in the dullest of times, when we project the future,
When John Duke Anthony asked me to kick off this two-day meeting by talking about recent events and what they might mean for U.S.-Arab relations and U.S.
I had a feeling that Stape Roy didn’t invite me to speak this morning because I have a degree in Latin American studies — though I do. I suspected he wanted me to talk about the evolving global order and the place of China, Latin America, and the United States within it. I accept this challe
China has always said that Taiwan is the central problem obstructing the development of its relations with the United States. I've been asked to talk about what Beijing plans to do about this. I have said and written a lot elsewhere about U.S.