Sam Hamad is a Scottish-Egyptian writer based in Edinburgh.
Idlib today bears the brunt of the Assad regime's Soleimani-inspired scorched earth strategy which will blight Syria for a long time to come.
The dispute with Ethiopia over control of the Nile is emblematic of the Egyptian president's short-sightedness, and it's a consistent pattern.
Anti-Muslim sentiment runs deep in the Tory party. As Britain heads to the polls, the Muslim vote could prove decisive in what will be a very tight election.
Syrian revolutionaries have been summarily abandoned by the Western world and were never given the benefit of the doubt. Why? Spoiler alert - it's because they're Arab.
The Egyptian government easily silences or dismisses critics but even President Sisi is having a hard time ignoring one wealthy exile sparking protests in Egypt.
The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements.
That the biggest pay-per-view event in the world will be held in Saudi Arabia is a nod to a new world order where international crimes come with no consequences.
The onset of the Trump administration has coincided with an increasing level of hate crimes and an emboldened white nationalist movement that has created a domestic terrorism crisis in the US.
US-Iran tensions have led some to speculate that a weakened Iran could mean good news for those who want Iran out of Syria but the fact is that every stakeholder is a counter-revolutionary force.
Mohamed Morsi embodied the Egyptian establishment's worst fears: a democratic path for the country. He could not be openly executed and was instead ushered to a slow death.
Most world powers have aided or stood by silently as revolutions have been crushed across the Middle East and North Africa but the people's desire to rid themselves of tyranny is still alive.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's brand of rule thrives on chaos and perceived threats.
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