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Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

24 November, 2017

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has thrived, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

15 November, 2017

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

02 November, 2017

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam Hamad.

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

23 October, 2017

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic self-determination, peace is just an illusion, writes Sam Hamad.

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

10 October, 2017

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, writes Sam Hamad.

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

04 October, 2017

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

22 September, 2017

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

08 September, 2017

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, writes Sam Hamad.

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

29 August, 2017

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam Hamad.

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

21 August, 2017

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

16 August, 2017

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical policies in Syria, writes Sam Hamad

Trump follows in Obama's footsteps and abandons Syria's rebels

01 August, 2017

Comment: Trump's decision to end the CIA programme that armed anti-Assad rebels, coupled with strict instructions not to fight Assad, leaves Syria's rebels abandoned, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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