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Ibrahim Halawi


Halawi is a doctoral researcher in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the concept of counter-revolution, with particular emphasis on counter-revolutions in post-Arab Spring. He has published and presented widely on Middle East affairs. @ibrahimhalawi

Whilst Lebanon's opposition prepares to fight on multiple fronts, the new government continues to have the upper hand as sectarian parties are betting on a new regional arrangement that will likely be on their side, writes Ibrahim Halawi.

03 November, 2021

Several Muslim Brotherhood figures, most recently Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, were welcomed in Riyadh in a sign of foreign policy shift in the wake of Iran's nuclear agreement.

20 July, 2015

Analysis: The Israeli prime minister has built a career on the popular fears of Iran's nuclear programme and ambitions, writes Ibrahim Halawi.

15 July, 2015

How will the US reassure its Middle East allies after it signs a nuclear deal with Iran? Hints suggest that the removal of Syria's Assad could do the job.

08 July, 2015

Analysis: The recent Kurdish victories in Syria and Iraq should be seen in the context of regional and global interests. Their success is not only military, but political too.

19 June, 2015

Analysis: Hafez al-Assad died 15 years ago. But the militarised security state that he established stands up today, over the dead bodies of Syrians.

10 June, 2015

A Saudi former general says Israeli PM Netanyahu should accept the Saudi peace plan, as the region awaits a landmark deal between Iran and the West.

19 May, 2015

When Mashrou' Leila first emerged, it championed a rising liberal tide at the time of the Arab Spring. Now the Lebanese band music reflects a different reality.

12 May, 2015

The announcement that King Salman will not be at the US-Gulf summit, together with the ditching of Geneva 3 talks, show that Riyadh is dismayed by US policy in region.

11 May, 2015

Blog: They have have been used heavily in recent victories claimed by Syrian opposition, but what are TOW missiles exactly - and why are they proving so effective?

28 April, 2015