Hafed Al-Ghwell

Hafed Al-Ghwell is a Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the North Africa Initiative (IKSI) at the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC and the former Advisor to the Dean of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group. 

Twitter: @HafedAlGhwell

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The tragic cost of failure of governance in Libya

Once a tranquil, albeit densely populated city on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, Derna now echoes to the sound of gut-wrenching wails, some for help, others for those still missing and likely killed in streets that were turned into swirling rivers by Storm Daniel.

September 16, 2023

Libya’s transition is going nowhere fast — by design

This week is the 12th anniversary of the outbreak of the first Libyan civil war but there will be no fanfare or grand speeches commemorating what was the beginning of the end for Muammar Qaddafi’s regime.

February 11, 2023

International community needs to accept its share of responsibility in Libya

After years of pervasive instability, the world is quickly running out of adjectives to accurately describe the multifaceted and multidimensional crises in Libya spawned during the chaotic decade following the collapse of Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year regime in 2011.

August 13, 2022

Iraq stares into the void as public frustration grows

On Wednesday, protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament in the Green Zone in Baghdad, removing blast walls and crowding into the fortified area while chanting anti-Iran slogans.

July 30, 2022

A pivotal month for Tunisia

Just over a decade ago, a seemingly chaotic revolution, sparked by a tragic case of self-immolation, ushered in a period of unbridled hope and optimism in Tunisia, a country wracked by more than two decades of autocratic rule.

July 02, 2022