Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christopher R. Hill

Christopher R. Hill, former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, was US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland, a US special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. He is currently Dean of the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and the author of the forthcoming book Outpost.

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Syrian refugees enter Turkey
World Affairs 9

The Future of Syria

“Men and nations,” the Israeli diplomat Abba Eban once observed, “do behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” Will this be the case for the United States with respect to Syria… read more

ISIS soldiers
World Affairs 4

Iraq After Maliki

Nouri al-Maliki's departure from the Iraqi premiership did not come a moment too soon for the many Iraqis who have laid all of the country’s current troubles at his doorstep. But ham-fisted… read more

Abu Dhabi Sunset
World Affairs 20

The End of the Arab State

In a region where crises seem to be the norm, the Middle East’s latest cycle of violence suggests something bigger: the beginning of the dissolution of the Arab nation-state, reflected in the… read more

Christopher R. Hill, Iraq’s Sectarian Nightmare, sunni arab states shia majority in iraq  and the rise of ISIS
World Affairs 7

Iraq’s Sectarian Nightmare

What is happening today in Iraq is part of a broader pattern of sectarian violence across the region. The US and the West need a Middle East policy that addresses the increasingly murderous… read more

Newsart for Russia Looks East
World Affairs 3

Russia Looks East

The US’ “pivot” to Asia, a process so delicately defined that even the name had to be changed to “rebalancing” to avoid any misunderstandings in Europe, now seems to have company, in the form of… read more

Newsart for Reckoning with Russia
World Affairs 3

Reckoning with Russia

Anyone who believes that foreign policy choices come down to Manichean choices between good and evil need to look no further than the Ukraine crisis. Worse, resolving it will require a temperament… read more

Newsart for China’s Fear Strategy
World Affairs 5

China’s Fear Strategy

Not long ago, China was a soft-power juggernaut, seemingly content to allow its own example of success to speak for itself. Today, China, like many large countries, is allowing its internal political … read more

Newsart for Syria’s War in Iraq
World Affairs 1

Syria’s War in Iraq

Nearly six years after the supposed defeat of Sunni extremists in Iraq, the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has emerged in Syria, and is spilling over the border into Iraq’s… read more

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