Reimagining China and Asia

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. This is the second of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana. The first considered changes in the pattern of relations between great and middle-ranking powers. The… Continue Reading  

Reimagining International Relations

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  This is the first of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana.  The second will consider the impact of China’s rise on relationships in Asia.  The third… Continue Reading  

Taiwan: Into the Endgame?

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Recent events have conspired to compel Beijing to consider whether the moment to resolve the Taiwan question once and for all may soon be at hand.  The question at issue is not whether Taiwan is part… Continue Reading  

Entropy in Geopolitics

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. A hundred and fifty years ago, a German physicist derived the concept of “entropy” from the second law of thermodynamics.  Since then, entropy has stood for the idea that everything in the universe eventually moves from… Continue Reading  

The Middle East and the Next Administration

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by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  Osama bin Laden surely died happy. He devoted the last third of his life to creating animosity between the West and Islam and to driving a wedge between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Today, Saudi… Continue Reading