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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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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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