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America's Persian and Arabian Wars

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.), March 4, 2016

Sometime between 460 and 450 B.C.E., Herodotus wrote The Persian Wars, his account of the Greeks' two wars with the ...

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Recovering Diplomatic Agility

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 18, 2016

This is the third of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st ...

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The United States in the New World Disorder

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 11, 2016

This is the second of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century. The first deals ...

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The Crumbling of the Pax Americana

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

This is the first of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century.  The second will ...

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Lessons from America's Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, October 14, 2015

Twenty-six years ago, when the elder President Bush asked me to be his ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he assured me ...

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U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation after the Pax Americana

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute, Brown University, October 7, 2015

World War II ended with the obliteration of Japanese hegemony in the Western Pacific and its replacement by that of ...

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