Q: Mr Freeman, good morning, by thanking you for your willingness to answer my questions, I ask you the first question: In 1972, you were part of the US delegation following President Nixon who went to Beijing for the first time.
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
I’ve been asked to review Sino-American relations in light of decades of changes in the international order, and to do so in about five minutes. I wish I could call on the Reduced Shakespeare Company for help. But here goes!
Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe meet, where the three Abrahamic religions were born, and where their holiest places are. It’s where the planet’s hydrocarbon resources are most abundant and accessible, and where the strategic lines of com
Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Fifty-three years ago, as a young foreign service officer, I helped ensure that Taipei rather than Beijing continued to represent China in the United Nations Security Council and elsewhere internationally. Since then, I have seen relations between China a
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