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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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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.

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