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Wanted! A new leader for the ‘Free World’
I once had high hopes for US President Donald Trump. I appreciated his big personality, positive outlook and business acumen. He enticed the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and...
IMF and World Bank, wolves in sheep’s clothing
For years the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressing Gulf States to apply Value Added Tax (VAT) on consumer goods and services, ostensibly to strengthen fiscal budgets. It appears that...
Trump should be judged on results, not style
I recently returned home from the United States where I was invited to address leaders attending the 27th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference in
Khalaf Al Habtoor Addresses Global Leaders at the 27th Annual Arab-US...
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group addressed hundreds of global leaders at the 27th annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference held at Ronald Reagan Building and...
Who or what drives this media feeding frenzy?
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still under investigation but the international media acted as prosecutor, judge and jury from day one pointing fingers at the...
Our enemy’s friend is not ours
Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to truth when he said, “America has no permanent friends, only interests”.
Trump’s dangerous policies imperil our world
Through his own actions, United States President Donald Trump has diminished his status as Leader of the Free World and eliminated himself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are...
’s slap to Egypt is unfair and unwise
Egyptians saw a potential friend in the 2016 US presidential candidate Donald Trump. His win delivered hope that the frosty relationship between Cairo and
, triggered by the Obama...
Why you should not invest in Iran!
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is on a drive to attract foreign investment, which he believes is essential for economic health and job creation in a country where more than one in four young people...
Khalaf Al Habtoor’s keynote speech at the FT Family Business Summit
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group delivers keynote speech entitled ‘Investing sustainability – the key to long term development based success’ at the FT Family...
White House vs the Media: No winners!
The growing hostility between US President Donald J. Trump and the left-leaning/centrist mainstream media is an unseemly squabble amounting to an attack on America’s core democratic values
Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran
President Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him elected eight years ago as President of the...
Gulf economic unity is long overdue
I have been urging Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) heads of state to form an economic bloc for over a decade, and in light of increased instability the move is not only necessary but urgent.
President-elect Trump deserves a chance
Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted...
My message to Obama’s successor
I am currently travelling around the US after spending a very enlightening few days in
DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers...
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Trump’s dangerous policies imperil our world
America! Don't dim your inspirational light
Beware Iran’s dangerous Middle East creep
Washington’s slap to Egypt is unfair and unwise
This fiendish new Turkish-led alliance requires an assertive response
Egypt needs ‘tough love’ to reject Iran’s overtures
Britain must fight fire with fire
Qatar, the architect of its own isolation
GCC must react to the Pentagon’s ‘Total war on Islam’
Trump’s greatest betrayal has dire consequences
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This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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