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A former ambassador finds much to like in Pope Francis' diplomatic instincts (interview with Chas Freeman)

April 17, 2019 America Magazine

Senior Fellow Chas Freeman sat down with America Magazine to discuss the provisional Vatican-Beijing agreement and Pope Francis' engagement with moderate Islamic leaders. "Francis is pursuing a strategy of creative outreach across cultural differences typical of the Jesuits, fortunately. We need to have peace between religious entities. The consequences of allowing hatred to prevail are ruinous."


'Saudi Arabia is Joining the Orgy of Destruction if the Rule-Bound Order,' Former U.S. Ambassador Says on Khashoggi (interview with Chas Freeman)

October 12, 2018 TIME

Former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and current Senior Fellow Chas Freeman gives his insight on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, journalist and outspoken critic of the Saudi Arabian regime, "It’s certainly a gross violation of diplomatic norms to abduct people from consular premises. It’s even worse to murder them in such premises and assert immunity." 


Trump throwing the world order into chaos (interview with Chas Freeman)

May 29, 2018 Persia Digest

Senior Fellow Chas Freeman joined Persia Digest to discuss the new US strategy on Iran and the future of the Iran nuclear deal, saying, "No one concluding an agreement with the American authorities can now be sure that their successors in office will honor their undertakings."