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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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

Arab world’s top climate priority must be water security

The Middle East and North Africa will host the next two climate summits, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh this year and Abu Dhabi in 2023. This highlights the Arab region’s pivotal role in confronting the planet’s greatest shared threat to date — climate change.

May 21, 2022