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Christopher R. Hill
For Christopher R. Hill's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2019
Trump's appeasement of North Korea is failing
While both leaders have managed to extract benefits from the impasse thus far, it is Kim who stands to gain the most in the months ahead
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 3, 2019
'America First' puts Syria last
The Syria departure may be even more damaging than past U.S. premature declarations of victory because Trump has no idea what he is doing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 30, 2018
From pivot to stumble in Asia
Chinese trade practices and territorial ambitions must be addressed at the international level, but Trump is botching the job
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 28, 2018
Trump's floundering North Korea strategy
After his summit with Kim, Trump announced an end to the nuclear threat. Since then, U.S. diplomacy hasn't yielded any tangible results other than planning another summit.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 3, 2018
Reclaiming American internationalism
After decades of thoughtless military interventionism, it is little wonder that so many Americans support Trump's 'America First' policy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 25, 2018
The despot and the diplomat
Whether Trump's values-free approach works depends on the diplomacy that follows.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 2, 2018
What to expect from the Trump-Kim summit
Before U.S. President Donald Trump starts celebrating the apparent diplomatic rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, he should consider the challenges that lie ahead.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 2, 2018
Trump's new national security team cause for concern
A dangerous world could become more dangerous still.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2018
What does the U.S. want in Syria?
The complexity of the Syria situation has far surpassed the world's ability to master it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 7, 2018
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's Olympic realpolitik
South Korea's president has both neutralized the threat of North Korean disruption to the Olympic Games and kept a thin-skinned U.S. president firmly on his side.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 5, 2018
Giving democracy the finger in Washington
Trump has used his first year in office to reverse America's traditional role as a guarantor of security and democratic values.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 30, 2017
Trump's missing North Korea strategy
Almost one year into his presidency, Trump's only achievement regarding North Korea has been to secure additional sanctions from the United Nations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 2, 2017
Trump's U.N. hypocrisy
The U.N. is far from perfect. But, rather than bash it, U.S. leaders should understand that its actions and decisions are often an extension of their own.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 4, 2017
North Korea and U.S. leadership
The challenge in North Korea is not just a nuclear crisis. It is a crisis of the quality of U.S. leadership.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 22, 2017
North Korea's real strategy
The idea that North Korea will abandon its weapons programs in exchange for the promise of security and regime survival has been tested has failed whenever it has been tested.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 1, 2017
Trump suffering a diplomatic deficit
Only by connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria and North Korea can the world find a somewhat coherent, but misguided, approach to U.S. foreign policy.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 4, 2017
Tillerson goes to Asia
The Trump administration is still falling short on addressing the North Korea issue.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 5, 2017
Liberal democracy in retreat?
Having already come under siege in many of its outposts around the world, is liberal democracy now at risk of losing its citadel, too?
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 4, 2011
Mideast peace process and the Arab Spring
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 12, 2011
Take a new tack on Iran
WASHINGTON — Throughout 2010, the pattern for negotiations over Iran's nuclear program held to form. With just about every diplomatic effort failing to yield results, international efforts had increasingly given way to discussions about sanctions — and what mix of them would be needed to...

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