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The United States, the Middle East, and China

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)? | June 5, 2013 Remarks to the Far East Luncheon Group I’m here to speak to you about the United States, the Middle East, and China. Given the topic, it seems appropriate to tout both my new book, Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige and my last one, America’s Misadventures in the Middle East. Both, I am told, will be available for sale by the publisher after my talk. I’ll be happy to sign copies of either or both of these books, if anyone is interested in my doing that. In foreign policy, national interest is...

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U.S.-China Relations in an Age of Strategic Reappraisal and Realignment

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)? | 31 May 2013 | Bretton Woods, New Hampshire ?Remarks to the Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England There comes a time in every man’s life when he has more to recall than to anticipate. Like everyone else in this room today, I keep striving to reach that point and falling short. I can’t help looking to the future, because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life. Besides, it’s getting so hard to remember things. I can’t help thinking of the old man who was sitting with his friend in the living room while his wife rustled up dinner for...

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