About Wadah Khanfar

President of Al Sharq Forum & Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Network. He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Global Editors Network (GEN). Khanfar has been named as one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 global thinkers of 2011 as well as one of Fast Company's 'Most Creative People in Business' of the year.
5 Apr, 2020

The MENA region is expected to experience increased volatility

Wadah Khanfar | 05 April 2020 | TR | AR

As the Western countries grow relatively preoccupied with the containment of the pandemic and its repercussions on internal fronts, the MENA region is expected to experience increased volatility.  Lacking the capacity to mitigate the economic [...]

The MENA region is expected to experience increased volatility2020-12-31T13:09:51+03:00
7 Jan, 2019

2018 Was A Dark Turn Towards Autocracy. Will 2019 Bring Change?

Wadah Khanfar | 07 January 2019 | AR

Throughout 2018, the Arab world continued to slide down to new lows. We stand before brutality led by blood-thirsty generals, by despotic princes and by corrupt politicians. It is a scene that will burden the [...]

2018 Was A Dark Turn Towards Autocracy. Will 2019 Bring Change?2020-08-11T12:52:46+03:00
6 Jan, 2019

2018 Was a Dark Turn Towards Autocracy. Will 2019 Bring Change? | Opinion

Wadah Khanfar | 06 January 2019

Throughout 2018, the Arab world continued to slide down to new lows. We stand before brutality led by blood-thirsty generals, by despotic princes and by corrupt politicians. It is a scene that will burden the [...]

2018 Was a Dark Turn Towards Autocracy. Will 2019 Bring Change? | Opinion2020-08-11T12:52:47+03:00
29 Jun, 2017

Al-Jazeera gave Arab youth a voice. Gulf regimes must not silence it

Wadah Khanfar | 29 June 2017

Many states at different times have tried to contain al-Jazeera or force it to tone down its coverage. But with last week’s call to shut the network down, the Saudis and Emiratis have surpassed themselves. The [...]

Al-Jazeera gave Arab youth a voice. Gulf regimes must not silence it2020-08-11T12:53:10+03:00
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