Peter Hakim

United States  |  President Emeritus & Senior Fellow

+1-202-463-2567 ˙ peter@thedialogue.org

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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Hakim: “El miedo, elemento crítico para que Maduro siga en el poder”

Han pasado casi tres meses desde que el líder opositor venezolano Juan Guaidó lanzó su desafío al régimen de Nicolás Maduro, pero ni la creciente presión internacional ni las sanciones económicas han conseguido desatornillar a la cúpula chavista del poder. Peter Hakim destaca que el régimen de Maduro conoce esos límites y los pone a prueba, a la vez que aprovecha el “miedo” de la población.


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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.

˙Peter Hakim

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.

˙Peter Hakim

How to Turn Mexico into an Adversary

With a constant stream of offensive and intimidating rhetoric addressed to Mexico, compounded by a mean-spirited and highly contentious set of policy proposals, Trump himself is largely responsible for the sharp deterioration in bilateral ties in the past two years.

˙Peter Hakim


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Bolton y Pompeo son halcones de la línea dura; querían demostrar que son los que mandan; estaban convencidos de su invencibilidad. Pero hay que saber quién está haciendo las negociaciones por ti.