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Atman Trivedi Explains Why Success with North Korea Requires the US to Stand By Allies

In a piece for the Pacific Forum, Mr. Trivedi discusses why the most likely path to denuclearization requires recognizing that “America First” cannot be America alone.

Atman Trivedi: Japan & Other U.S. Allies Are Working Overtime to Rescue Asia’s Regional Order

In a piece for YaleGlobal Online, Mr. Trivedi describes how Japan and other U.S. allies are providing regional leadership on TPP and security, with Asia and America in flux.

Even Amid High Tensions Before The Summit Of The Americas, Latin American Leaders Do Not Want To "Burn Bridges" With the U.S.

In an interview with NPR’s Marketplace, Amb. Watson describes Latin American leaders as pragmatic and wanting the best relationship possible with the U.S. despite the controversy prior to the Summit of the Americas.


Hills & Company was established in 1993 by Carla A. Hills, the former U.S. trade representative, to help businesses expand trade and investment worldwide. Our principals have unparalleled public and private sector experience in global business, trade, investment, economics, politics, and diplomacy.

Our analytical and advocacy efforts are enriched by a:

  • Thorough, first-hand understanding of the decision-makers, customs, negotiating tactics, and business practices in various foreign countries;
  • Broad range of knowledgeable and influential contacts in foreign government and business circles; and
  • Significant language capability

In seeking to bring about policy change in a foreign country or region on behalf of a client, we work with the client on a comprehensive approach to:

  • Analyze the issues, arguments, and relevant political and economic environments;
  • Develop a strategy for building support, both internal and external, for change;
  • Facilitate key contacts and introductions to support a negotiated and favorable outcome; and
  • Persuade key figures in the public and private sectors in a foreign market to take the steps necessary to accomplish the client's objectives.