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Chas Freeman

California oil fields

The End of Energy Free Trade (comments by Chas Freeman)

June 3, 2022 The Wall Street Journal

Chas Freeman, senior fellow and former Ambassador comments in The Wall Street Journal, "Europe can never again trust Russia to be its primary energy provider, and that even if sanctions are lifted, countries are proposing costly new infrastructure and endorsing long-term alternative supply contracts that will lock in the new energy map."


Biden speaks on Ukraine

Biden and the Democrats pivot to proxy war (Chas Freeman comments)

May 12, 2022 Asia Times

Chas Freeman in Asia Times, “At the outset of its response to the Russian invasion, the administration was careful to limit possible provocation of the Russians. But, not having seen direct retaliation from Moscow, it has become progressively less cautious."


Nixon in China

Main lesson from Nixon's historic visit is to focus on common interests: Chas Freeman

February 21, 2022 Global Times

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of US president Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. Recalling this breakthrough trip, Chas W. Freeman Jr, who was a lead translator for Nixon during the visit, said the biggest lesson we should learn from the trip is that China and the US "could set aside ideology in the interest of cooperating to common ends."


Nixon in China

Nixon in China (interview with Chas Freeman)

February 11, 2022 Radio Open Source

Chas Freeman joins Chris Lyddon on Radio Open Source to discuss President Nixon's visit to China to meet with Mao Zedong which took place 50 years ago this month.