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Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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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.

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

04 September, 2018

Comment: The Sisi regime's treatment of Salah is designed to take him down a peg or two, and reiterate that he's their property, writes Sam Hamad.

John McCain, an unlikely friend to Syrians in Washington

27 August, 2018

Comment: While he was no progressive, John McCain was one of the few voices speaking up for democratic change in Syria and Egypt, writes Sam Hamad.

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

17 August, 2018

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

'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.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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