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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Algeria’s win and a political football

For a few hours on Friday, Algerians forgot their domestic turmoil and instability, and turned their attention instead to Cairo — where their international football heroes proudly held aloft the Africa Cup of Nations after a thrilling 1-0 victory in the final against Senegal.

July 20, 2019

Light at the end of Sudan’s tunnel

The latest developments in Sudan appear to promise a successful transition from the unchecked rule of the military junta to a civilian-led government.

July 13, 2019

Why cosying up to Kim sends the wrong message to Iran

There has never been a moment when it was more necessary to separate overall US policy from the whims of whoever occupies the White House.

July 06, 2019

Trump deal with North Korea remains frustratingly elusive

An untethered White House has plunged America into an identity crisis of sorts. It is increasingly evident that Washington cannot quite decide whether to continue to lead or to abdicate its role as an arbiter of international peace, human rights, freedom and democracy.

June 15, 2019

How China could compel the US to agree to a trade deal

Trade wars are neither “good” nor are they “easy to win.” The tit-for-tat trade spat between the world’s top two economies (with a combined GDP of nearly $32 trillion) escalated even further this week after Washington alleged that China backtracked on previous commitments.

May 18, 2019