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The Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, February 8, 2017

At Davos, just before the U.S. presidential inauguration this January, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a bid for ...

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Entropy in Geopolitics

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 1, 2017

A hundred and fifty years ago, a German physicist derived the concept of “entropy” from the second law ...

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U.S. Commitments in the Middle East

, January 11, 2017

The following is a transcript of the eighty-seventh in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle ...

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The Transitions in America, the World, and the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, December 6, 2016

On January 20, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. He will confront a changed world. ...

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"One Belt, One Road:" What's in It for Us?

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

Alexander the Great is said to have declared that "logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign ...

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Visions of the World and the U.S. Role in It

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, October 25, 2016

Chris has asked me to lay out the foreign policy issues the next president will face upon taking office ...

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