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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Results of US midterm elections bring hope for inclusive politics




Illustration by Curt Merlo for Arab News.

November 24, 2018

Youth and the private sector hold keys to the Arab world’s future

Everywhere you look, the Arab world is changing — and fast.

October 27, 2018

Why big cities are the future of the Arab world

A century ago, only 10 percent of us lived in cities. According to the UN, 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, a figure projected to increase to 68 percent by 2050. What does that mean for cities in the Arab world, and political and economic life in the future?

October 13, 2018