Peter Schechter is the host of Altamar’s Foreign Policy Podcast, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, and a novelist. He is the former director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council, where he was also senior vice president for strategic initiatives and director of the Center on Resilience. He has experience of more than twenty years in politics and media, commenting extensively on current events in Latin America, Europe, and Africa, and has served as the lead consultant on a diverse set of high-stakes elections worldwide, managing campaign media relations.