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Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

16 August, 2018

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

07 August, 2018

Comment: By allowing French aid to be directly distributed by the Russian army, France's president Macron is endorsing Russian hegemony over Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

25 July, 2018

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has never been wider, writes Sam Hamad.

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

17 July, 2018

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

04 July, 2018

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

26 June, 2018

Comment: The main opposition forces in Turkey have been ramping up rhetoric and racist propaganda against Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

13 June, 2018

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam Hamad.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

31 May, 2018

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

29 May, 2018

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

15 May, 2018

Comment: The Sairoun bloc's victory is proof that a significant popular base exists that is ready to accept radical change, regardless of who offers it, writes Sam Hamad.

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

11 May, 2018

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them on the altar of realpolitik, writes Sam Hamad.

Journalism in Egypt: A stark warning to the world

03 May, 2018

Comment: Freedom of the press is a tool for democracy, but in Sisi's Egypt, and Assad's Syria the press is being manipulated as a tool for tyranny, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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