Peter Hakim

United States  |  President Emeritus & Senior Fellow , Inter-American Dialogue

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Peter Hakim is president emeritus and a senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue. From 1993 to 2010, he served as president of the organization. Hakim writes and speaks widely on hemispheric issues and has testified more than a dozen times before the U.S. Congress. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times, and in newspapers and journals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. From 1991 to 2001, he wrote a monthly column for the Christian Science Monitor, and now serves as a board member of Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica and editorial advisor to the Chilean-based América Economia.

Prior to joining the Dialogue, Hakim was a vice president of the Inter-American Foundation and worked for the Ford Foundation in New York, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. He taught at MIT and Columbia, and has served on boards and advisory committees for the World Bank, Council on Competitiveness, Inter-American Development Bank, Canadian Foundation for Latin America (FOCAL), Partners for Democratic Change, Human Rights Watch, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been decorated by the governments of Brazil, Chile and Spain. Hakim earned a bachelor’s at Cornell University, a master’s in physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s in public and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

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Biden or Trump – What Changes for Brazil?

In an interview with The Brazilian Report, Peter Hakim, Dialogue president emeritus, discussed what Biden’s diplomatic approach would look like in Latin America. In particular, Hakim addressed immigration, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ relationship with Brazil.

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Las elecciones en Estados Unidos: perspectivas para Chile y América Latina

El 13 de julio, la Fundación Chilena del Pacífico organizó un webinar para analizar la carrera por la Casa Blanca y los potenciales impactos en Chile y América Latina de los resultados de las elecciones del próximo 3 de noviembre. Peter Hakim, presidente emérito del Diálogo Interamericano, y el senador José Miguel Insulza, ex secretario general de la OEA y ex canciller, ofrecieron sus comentarios. Hakim discutió las posiciones actuales de Trump y Biden en la carrera presidencial y sus políticas contrastantes hacia América Latina.

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Remaking US-Brazilian Relations: The Odyssey of Trump and Bolsonaro

It is hard to imagine exactly what kind of deal Bolsonaro and Trump, both anomalous, unconventional leaders, drawn to one another mainly by temperament and ideology, could strike with another. Could they really end up accomplishing what previous governments in both countries had failed to achieve? Could they forge an alliance between two countries that have long maintained a rather distant and often distrustful relationship?

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Preparing for a World of Disorder

Recent global developments offer substantial evidence that the so-called liberal or rule-based international order, set in place in the aftermath of World War II, is fast eroding with no replacement in sight. The important question now is how governments across the globe should be adjusting to the systemic changes taking place in world politics and the new risks they pose.

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The High Cost of Tampering with NAFTA

After little more than a year of tension-filled talks, US and Mexican negotiators have reached a preliminary agreement that would largely preserve, in both concept and content, the original NAFTA. But for both Mexico and Canada, the uncertain and painful renegotiation of NAFTA comes with high costs beyond the expected economic losses. Resolving the NAFTA dispute will not repair the damage Trump has inflicted on US relations with both Mexico and Canada.

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En términos de la relación bilateral, un país como Chile podría verse beneficiado por un triunfo de Biden dado que el demócrata apuntaría a restaurar una política exterior basada en la búsqueda de acuerdos, puntos en común, problemas y oportunidades compartidas, a diferencia de Trump, cuya política exterior trata de demostrar la predominancia y el poder de EEUU.
Si Biden gana, es probable que o bien ella [Leora Rosenberg Levy, embajadora de EEUU ante Chile] decida retirar su nominación o que Biden decida nombrar a su propio embajador o embajadora. No es inusual que embajadores con nominaciones políticas decidan dejar su puesto al finalizar una administración, y en el caso de Levy es poco probable que logre ser confirmada antes de que asuma el cargo.