Sam Hamad is a Scottish-Egyptian writer based in Edinburgh.
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.
Palestinians with nowhere left to go are being collectively punished by the Assad regime.
The West’s normalisation of Sisi is a huge pillar of the stranglehold he has over the lives of every Egyptian.
The late Mohamed Morsi's rise to power represented an end to Egypt's kleptocratic free-for-all.
Black lives, whether under the knee of a killer cop or at the mercy of a racist health system, are under attack.
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