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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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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