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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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The Middle East and the growing East-West divide

The dispute began as a war of words and became a messy skirmish of retaliatory tariffs — souring already tense relations between Beijing and Washington.

November 21, 2020

Why it’s too soon to celebrate peace in Libya

Libya is yet again enduring an uneasy truce on the heels of the failed 14-month assault on Tripoli by the Libyan National Army (LNA) against the internationally recognized but weak Government of National Accord (GNA).

October 24, 2020

Young Algerians won’t stand for the same old, same old

Algeria will hold a referendum in November on a new constitution, proposed after President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who assumed office in December last year, promised political and economic reform to meet protesters' demands.

August 30, 2020

Why Beirut may be the catalyst for a new wind of change

Until almost a decade ago, the Arab world had remained largely resistant to socio-economic crises. But the self-immolation of a Tunisian street trader unleashed a tidal wave fueled by unbridled optimism for change across the region.

August 15, 2020