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Sam Hamad


Sam Hamad is a writer and History PhD student at the University of Glasgow, focusing on totalitarian ideologies.

Opinion: The Biden administration's partial hold on aid to Egypt amounts to little more than a coded means for the US-Egyptian special relationship to continue, despite human rights violations, writes Sam Hamad.

17 September, 2021

Opinion: As we observe the consequences of a long-awaited US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Sam Hamad considers how a similar US policy might play out in Syria.

07 September, 2021

Opinion: 'Liberated' Daraa was spared the typical brutality that had been visited upon other rebel-held areas, but that may be about to change, writes Sam Hamad.

11 August, 2021

Opinion: The boycotts and demonstrations that have found their way into sports continue to cause controversy. But as long as political struggle remains necessary, it will rear its head in sport, writes Sam Hamad.

03 August, 2021

Opinion: While the prisoners' release is welcome news, the Biden administration must keep up the pressure on the Sisi regime and its continuing human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

25 July, 2021

Opinion: The impunity the Sisi regime has enjoyed since it took power has only incentivised its murderous, extra-judicial practices. No wonder reconciliation is not on the table, writes Sam Hamad.

02 July, 2021

Opinion: Those fans who are booing as the English national football team takes the knee are on the wrong side of history, writes Sam Hamad.

11 June, 2021

Opinion: Several Arab League states are mulling the readmission of Syria's brutal dictator, with an eye to how it might further their own regional agendas, writes Sam Hamad.

10 June, 2021

Opinion: Assad's sham election is little more than a dark ceremony designed to anoint him with internal power and external legitimacy.

26 May, 2021

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

09 April, 2021