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Ziad Hafez
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Ziad Hafez is a political economist and former General Secretary of the Arab National Conference (ANC). He is an author of several books and lives between Washington DC and Beirut, Lebanon.
The kingdom’s tough choices: between MbS and a hard place
If Saudi Arabia does not choose between sweeping internal reforms or an ambitious external agenda, its ruling dynasty may be in peril. Riyadh's dwindling resources cannot sustain both.
BY Ziad Hafez Nov 04, 2021
Crisis-hit Jordan faces an uncertain future
Jordan faces a profound economic crisis, with corruption at the top and unreliable allies in the region. The country will either have to forge an entirely new direction or face a crisis of legitimacy at its core.
BY Ziad Hafez Sep 10, 2021