Carla A. Hills

Co-Chairman; Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company, International Consultants



U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, A Responsible Course (Audio)

Speakers: Dennis C. Blair and Carla A. Hills
Presider: Kathryn Pilgrim

Listen to Dennis C. Blair, former commander-in-chief of the Pacific Command, and Carla A. Hills, chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company, discuss the recent Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force report, U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, A Responsible Course, which they cochaired.

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News Release

Approach China with an "Affirmative Agenda," Rather than Thwart its Ambition to Become a Great Power, Concludes New Report

Although China’s future is uncertain, “further integrating China into the global community offers the best hope of shaping China’s interests and conduct in accordance with international norms on security, trade and finance, and human rights, and encouraging collaboration to confront the challenges both countries face,” finds a Council-sponsored Independent Task Force, U.S.- China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, A Responsible Course.

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Task Force Report No. 38

Improving the U.S. Public Diplomacy Campaign In the War Against Terrorism

America’s ongoing struggle against the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001, attacks has many critical elements. The military campaign in Afghanistan is one; however, another campaign of potentially decisive significance is winning the battle for public support among Muslims around the world. Indeed, if the United States is unable to win the battle for hearts and minds, it may prove impossible to carry its military operations through to completion. America must create an understanding in the Muslim world of its cause and its actions that will give their leaders more flexibility to support the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks.

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Task Force Report No. 25

Safeguarding Prosperity in a Global Financial System

The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging economies at relatively low cost, according to this independent Task Force report. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should therefore return to smaller rescue packages for country crises that do not threaten the performance of the global financial system. In extreme cases, the IMF should also require as a condition for its own emergency assistance that debtors be engaged in serious and fair discussions on debt rescheduling with their private creditors.

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