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Christopher R. Hill

Christopher R. Hill

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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 Chief Adviser to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver, and the author of Outpost: A Diplomat at Work.

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  1. America’s Ideological Infection
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    America’s Ideological Infection

    Mar 26, 2020 Christopher R. Hill sees the US' flailing response to the COVID-19 crisis as a result of partisan political zealotry.

  2. Emmanuel Macron’s Balkan Betrayal
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    Emmanuel Macron’s Balkan Betrayal

    Nov 6, 2019 Christopher R. Hill laments the French president's decision to block European Union membership for Albania and North Macedonia.

  3. Trump’s North Korean Appeasement
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    Trump’s North Korean Appeasement

    Sep 10, 2019 Christopher R. Hill warns that the current stalemate over denuclearization is playing into Kim Jong-un's hands.

  4. The American Century’s Last Man
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    The American Century’s Last Man

    Jun 14, 2019 Christopher R. Hill reviews journalist George Packer’s biography of one of America’s greatest – and most complex – diplomats.

  5. The Transatlantic Continental Drift
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    The Transatlantic Continental Drift

    Mar 28, 2019 Christopher R. Hill warns that while tensions between the US and Europe are not new, the current rift is deeply troubling.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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