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Ibrahim Halawi

Halawi is a doctoral researcher in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the concept of counter-revolution, with particular emphasis on counter-revolutions in post-Arab Spring. He has published and presented widely on Middle East affairs. @ibrahimhalawi

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Saudi Arabia and Muslim Brotherhood move to end rift

20 July, 2015

Several Muslim Brotherhood figures, most recently Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, were welcomed in Riyadh in a sign of foreign policy shift in the wake of Iran's nuclear agreement.

Nuclear Iran: Netanyahu's career in a nutshell

15 July, 2015

Analysis: The Israeli prime minister has built a career on the popular fears of Iran's nuclear programme and ambitions, writes Ibrahim Halawi.

An Iran nuclear deal should worry Syria's Assad

08 July, 2015

How will the US reassure its Middle East allies after it signs a nuclear deal with Iran? Hints suggest that the removal of Syria's Assad could do the job.

What's behind recent Kurdish victories against Islamic State?

19 June, 2015

Analysis: The recent Kurdish victories in Syria and Iraq should be seen in the context of regional and global interests. Their success is not only military, but political too.

In memory of a dictator: Hafez al-Assad's political legacy

11 June, 2015

Analysis: Hafez al-Assad died 15 years ago. But the militarised security state that he established stands up today, over the dead bodies of Syrians.

Saudi Middle East peace plan back on agenda

19 May, 2015

A Saudi former general says Israeli PM Netanyahu should accept the Saudi peace plan, as the region awaits a landmark deal between Iran and the West.

King Salman absence from US summit shows Saudi displeasure

11 May, 2015

The announcement that King Salman will not be at the US-Gulf summit, together with the ditching of Geneva 3 talks, show that Riyadh is dismayed by US policy in region.

US-made missiles could be decisive for Syrian rebels

28 April, 2015

Blog: They have have been used heavily in recent victories claimed by Syrian opposition, but what are TOW missiles exactly - and why are they proving so effective?

The Orwellian nature of Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen

25 April, 2015

Analysis: Ambiguity over the aims and objectives of Riyadh's military campaign against the Houthis mirrors the overall confusion in its military command.

Assad and the Palestinians: from Tal al-Zaatar to Yarmouk

07 April, 2015

The emergence of IS inside Yarmouk camp has led to simplistic and dangerous impressions that isolate the Palestinians in the camp from the history and geography of the Syrian uprising.

The Middle East after a nuclear deal

02 April, 2015

Analysis: As nuclear talks come to a close, Iran's rivals are opposing the possibility of a new order on several political and military fronts.

Riyadh takes a gamble in Yemen

26 March, 2015

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen is an attempt to seize the initiative in the region from Iran.

Ibrahim Halawi
Ibrahim Halawi

Halawi is a doctoral researcher in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the concept of counter-revolution, with particular emphasis on counter-revolutions in post-Arab Spring. He has published and presented widely on Middle East affairs. @ibrahimhalawi

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