The United States and China: Game of Superpowers


by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Fifty years ago, in 1968, Richard Milhous Nixon made his second run at the presidency.  No one would dispute that he was a greater statesman than political personality.  But, he won.  He entered office with… Continue Reading  

East Asia and the Pacific in the New World Disorder


by Chas Freeman I attended my first PPI gathering in 1997 at Larry Hull’s place in Agate Beach, Oregon.  I remember Bob Maynard politely but pointedly questioning my prediction that Pacific Asia was about to make a comeback as the… Continue Reading  

Qatar Crisis Could Lead to War: Veteran US Diplomat


by Jim Lobe Given the fast-moving events in the Persian Gulf region over the past two weeks, LobeLog decided to consult Chas W. Freeman, Jr., whose occasional lectures on key foreign policy issues have been featured on this site for… Continue Reading  

Greater Israel and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East


by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  We are here to discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.  Israel has long sought to normalize its relations with Arab states without having to address the status of its captive Arab populations… Continue Reading  

Reimagining the Middle East


by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. 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… Continue Reading