Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 on Trump and North Korea (Project Syndicate)

Christopher Hill '74

Christopher Hill ’74

Career diplomat Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 writes of President Trump’s inherited “North Korea problem,” an issue that has concerned American presidents since the 1980s. On New Years Day, Kim Jong-un announced his country was prepared to test an intercontinental ballistic missile. Hill believes the US must maintain strong ties with regional allies Japan and South Korea, encouraging trade and military cooperation. He also urges the White House to make a serious evaluation of U.S. interests in the area and correlate relevant policies.

Hill is dean of the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. He previously served a number of diplomatic roles, including that of Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia; U.S. special envoy for Kosovo; and negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords. Hill was also the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. Read Hill’s piece for Project Syndicate,”Can Trump Manage North Korea?”

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