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
Iran and China are said to be close to finalizing a deal that would see the two countries enter a 25-year partnership plan.
The economic and political outlook in Lebanon continues to worsen as government policies and assurances fall short of the demands of the people protesting in the streets as well as of the global financial markets.
Ladies and gentlemen, I congratulate all of you on your participation in Saudi Aramco’s management development seminar. Your selection marks you as future leaders of your country’s premier institution. As such, some of you will become important actors on
I have spent much of the past fifty years trying to help the United States benefit from a sound, mutually advantageous relationship with China. I wish both countries well, but I confess I remain primarily concerned about my own country and its future. The sharp deterioration in Sino-American re
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic wreaks havoc throughout the world, perennial regional debates and disagreements seem to dwarf in comparison to the challenges lying ahead. That is not to say they are forgotten.
I’m here at your kind invitation to discuss China, how bad our relations with it may get, and how the contest we’ve initiated with China is likely to play out. Let me take a minute or two to set the context for this discussion.