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By Christopher R. Hill - Sep 04,2017
Earlier this month, North Korea went a couple of weeks without launching any missiles or testing nuclear weapons.
By Christopher R. Hill - May 31,2017
US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia offered a rare glimpse into his emerging foreign policy agenda.It is now all but certain that the Trump administration will abstain from lecturing foreign leaders about their countries’ democratic shortcomings, and that promoting
By Christopher R. Hill - Mar 04,2017
We are only in the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, but many Americans have already tired of the drama, and are wondering what the next 46 months have in store.Beyond producing constant anxiety, Trump’s bizarre presidency poses a more fundamental question: Having alread
By Christopher R. Hill - Jan 28,2017
The end of the fighting in Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, despite the countrywide ceasefire that has just been agreed.
By Christopher R. Hill - Dec 01,2016
One of the hallmarks of a presidential transition in the United States is a comprehensive policy review, aimed at determining which policies to retain and which to eliminate or change.As President-elect Donald Trump moves towards taking office, he seems eager to make plenty of ch
By Christopher R. Hill - May 29,2016
By all accounts, the much-anticipated Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea was a non-event.If the first such meeting of North Korea’s highest organ in more than 35 years had any impact at all, it was to dash any hopes that the country’s irascible leader, Kim Jong-un, w
By Christopher R. Hill - Apr 04,2016
When the United States’ new president gets down to work in January 2017, some obvious foreign policy issues will already be waiting — some more patiently than others.Some of these will be perennial problems in need of no introduction: North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, China
By Christopher R. Hill - Feb 28,2016
On February 10, South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced that she would respond to North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch by closing the Kaesong Industrial Region, the last major effort at inter-Korean cooperation.
By Christopher R. Hill - Jan 30,2016
The diplomatic harvest from last summer’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme has begun.When United States navy boats drifted into Iranian waters this month — a development that, even just a year ago, probably would have triggered a crisis — they were detained only briefly.In t
By Christopher R. Hill - Nov 23,2015
Syria is being wracked by two wars.



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