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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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The unspoken horrors of migration

As thousands of migrants continue to embark on treacherous journeys to Europe, seeking refuge and opportunities, their paths often lead them not to safety but further, imminent danger.

July 13, 2024

Mounting costs of failing to address climate change

Even the staunchest of naysayers have to admit that the reality of climate change has simply become impossible to ignore, as life-threatening heat waves around the globe test the very limits of the human capacity to survive.

June 29, 2024

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