Columnist

Hafed Al-Ghwell

Hafed Al-Ghwell is a non-resident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Institute at the John Hopkins University School of Advance International Studies. He is also senior adviser at the international economic consultancy Maxwell Stamp and at the geopolitical risk advisory firm Oxford Analytica, a member of the Strategic Advisory Solutions International Group in Washington DC and a former adviser to the board of the World Bank Group.

Twitter: @HafedAlGhwell

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Iraq’s long and winding road to stability

It can be difficult to recall, in chronological order, the social and political developments in Iraq since the government’s success in pushing back Daesh, quelling Kurdish secession and consolidating its security and military forces.

August 18, 2018

Time to stop importing Western solutions to Arab problems

One of the most intractable questions the Arab world has faced in the past 100 years is what pragmatic solution is the best intellectual framework to adopt in order to solve the day-to-day challenges facing its political, economic and social development.

March 31, 2018