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Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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Egypt's pharaoh engineers his future

23 January, 2019

Comment: Sisi's efforts to abolish term limits and rule for an unlimited duration are both predictable and disturbing, writes Sam Hamad.

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

16 January, 2019

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

We need to talk about anti-Zionism

21 December, 2018

Comment: A vision of Israel as the world's only evil is a blinkered form of anti-Zionism, writes Sam Hamad.

How Israel became a beacon for western fascists

07 December, 2018

Comment: Italy's Salvini has declared Israel, - a state that preaches ethnic chauvinism - a role model, writes Sam Hamad.

Raed Fares: A beacon of Syrian freedom

27 November, 2018

Comment: To Fares, there was no point fighting for some vague ideal of liberty if you didn't also practice it, even if it meant sacrificing your life, writes Sam Hamad.

From sanctions to executions: Killing the truth about Khashoggi

16 November, 2018

Comment: The point of executing these men is to kill the truth about a murder orchestrated at the highest level of the Saudi state, writes Sam Hamad.

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

13 November, 2018

Comment: Europe's disingenuous attempt to foster 'reconciliation' in Libya is defined by its own narrow interests, writes Sam Hamad.

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

06 November, 2018

Comment: The ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi fits squarely within Mohammed bin Salman's brutal and ongoing counter-revolution, writes Sam Hamad.

Intellectual repression in the Arab world

23 October, 2018

Comment: Regional tyrants from Saudi Arabia to Egypt envision a dark age for the majority of their people, writes Sam Hamad.

Khashoggi and the era of the rogue state

09 October, 2018

Comment: Khashoggi's disappearance must be understood in the context of a global rise of authoritarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

02 October, 2018

Comment: The extravagant mirage of UAE's hyper-luxury stands in stark contrast with the lives of starving Yemenis suffering the effects of a brutal proxy war, writes Sam Hamad.

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

18 September, 2018

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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