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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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How a warming planet threatens the Nile Delta

The Nile Delta, the cradle of historical, agricultural, and cultural heritage for Egypt, is on the cusp of an ecological disaster largely driven by climate change.

June 01, 2024

Migration becomes a ‘dirty war’

In an era marked by geopolitical upheaval and humanitarian crises, the surge in migration from the areas around the Sahara to the southern shores of Europe perfectly encapsulates the distressing narratives of our time: struggle, desperation, and exploitation.

May 25, 2024

Europe’s missed opportunity in Tunisia

Once hailed as the Arab Spring’s lone democratic success story, Tunisia is now fully in the grip of regression, with an alarming crackdown on migrants, civil society groups, nongovernmental organizations, journalists, and the political opposition.

May 18, 2024

Can we finally agree that UN’s Libya mission is not working?

Nearly a decade and a half after a supposed “awakening,” Libya is still paralyzed by division, conflict and the pursuit of narrow self-interests by a range of actors disguised as well-intentioned support.

May 12, 2024

Crackdowns on US college protests serve only to disenfranchise youth and miss the point

American universities have historically been bastions of free speech and conduits for great social change, addressing pivotal moments in history with a blend of academic integrity, civic engagement and youthful ingenuity.

May 04, 2024

Will a new embassy mean a new approach for the US in Libya?

In Libya’s fractured political and security landscape, the evolution of hybrid armed groups into near quasi-state actors has become a significant challenge obstructing the nation’s progress toward stability, security and sovereignty.

April 29, 2024

EU’s new pact on migration seems unlikely to be enough

The EU’s latest attempt at overhauling its migration and asylum policy framework, through a proposed Pact on Migration and Asylum, comes at a critical juncture in the bloc’s history.

April 14, 2024