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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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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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