Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
I am here to talk about diplomacy. This may seem an odd moment to broach the subject. Our president has told us that it doesn’t matter that his administration is not staffed to do it, because “I’m the only one who matters.” In other words, “l’état c’est moi.”
Good evening. I’m Chas Freeman. I chair the Committee for the Republic. Once a year, the Committee convenes a salon on the American relationship with Israel. We are honored to have Allan Brownfeld with us to lead our discussion tonight.
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Not so long ago, Americans thought we understood the Middle East, that region where the African, Asian, and European worlds collide. When the Ot
I’m Chas Freeman. I chair the Committee for the Republic. It is a pleasure to welcome our many contributing members to this salon. And it is a special privilege to welcome G
Technology is the translation of science into tools. For a long time, people thought that tool use was what distinguishes homo sapiens from other species. It turns out that some other animals also use tools. But, as far as we know, only humans use weapons. More than HOMO HABILIS or SAPIENS, w
I’m Chas Freeman. I chair the loose, transpartisan coalition known as the Committee for the Republic. I want to welcome our members – especially the contributors who sponsor these salons and make it possible for us to air important issues that would otherwise go publicly unaddressed.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The armed forces of the United States and China are now very far along in planning and practicing how to go to war with each other. Neither has any idea when or why it might have to engage the other on the battlefield but both agree on the list of contingencies that cou
This is the third of three lectures. The first spoke to shifting patterns of great power relations and their global implications. The second addressed evolving balances of power in Asia in light of China’s and India’s return to wealth and power.
This is the second of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana. The first considered changes in the pattern of relations between great and middle-ranking powers. The third will address the changes underway in the