Sam Hamad is a writer and History PhD student at the University of Glasgow, focusing on totalitarian ideologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion: Assad's sham election is little more than a dark ceremony designed to anoint him with internal power and external legitimacy.
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.
Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to liberation, writes Sam Hamad.
Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more than just that, writes Sam Hamad.
Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam Hamad.
Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.