Sam Hamad is a Scottish-Egyptian writer based in Edinburgh.
The Russian attack on Ukraine has not emerged out of a clear blue sky but rather has been fomented for years in a veritable swamp of spiralling Russian belligerence.
With the decree, Assad hopes to control Syria’s weakened Sunni demographic by bringing loyalist ulema into the regime.
The move to partially lift sanctions on the Assad regime reveals how the Biden administration pays little more than lip service to human rights when US interests are at stake.
By continuously breaking Russia-brokered ‘peace’ agreements, the regime is hampering Moscows’s long-term vision of exploiting Syria economically.
A conflict presupposes that both sides have paths towards beneficial outcomes, but what we are witnessing is the ultra-imbalanced power relations associated with conquest.
While Daesh continues to thrive in north Sinai, the Sisi government has waged a far greater war against ordinary Egyptians to snuff out any opposition to its rule.
Massive spending to upgrade the Suez Canal hasn't done anything to stop incidents like the Ever Given last month. So what exactly was the point again?
The imbalanced power relations between Egypt and the Gulf is mirrored by the treatment Egyptians have been receiving in the region.
If Biden crafts an Obama 2.0 foreign policy, the result will be a world where illiberalism and tyranny prosper.
The French president allies himself with Arab autocrats who subvert democracy at home, and keep Muslims out of Fortress Europe.
The US has been giving Abdel Fatah el Sisi US military aid with no strings attached, but the bonanza may be coming to an end.
The UAE and its allies will try to leverage their relationship with the US and Israel to counter Turkey's influence in the region.
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