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Reimagining China and Asia

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, March 23, 2017

This is the second of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the ...

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Reimagining Great Power Relations

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, March 9, 2017

This is the first of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana. ...

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Taiwan: Into the Endgame?

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, February 15, 2017

Recent events have conspired to compel Beijing to consider whether the moment to resolve the Taiwan question once and for ...

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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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Hill Forum

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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