A Palestinian writer, journalist and researcher.
Comment: The crises in Syria and Yemen are inversely linked, argues Sameh Rashed. When the situation improves in one it deteriorates in the other, says Sameh Rashed.
Comment: The idea of "the state" is collapsing across the Arab world, in every country in which the people have risen up against corrupt, ineffectual rulers.
Comment: Repressive regimes in the region equate themselves with the state; this argument is not just incorrect, it can be used to justify horrific acts of repression.
The Egyptian regime was prepared for protests after the old dictator walked free. But true revolutionaries can use this setback to revive their original demands.