Fiona Hill made global headlines when she testified during an impeachment inquiry against then-President Donald Trump in 2019. Now the former senior director for European and Russian affairs on Trump’s National Security Council has published a new memoir tracing her journey from a hardscrabble childhood in northeastern England to the White House. She joins Greg and Jonathan to describe what her experiences, including in the Trump Administration, reflect about the most pressing challenges facing liberal democracy today.


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Robert Bosch senior fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution.

Former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs




Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power


Senior Fellow and Director of Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Former Deputy Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia Bureau, US Agency for International Development


The Cable is produced by Glenn Kates. Alexandra Wasielak provided research. Audio mastering by Danil Komar.



Top photo: Fiona Hill at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and National Security Adviser John Bolton, June 27, 2018, (Press Office of the Russian Federation)