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Sam Hamad

Sam Hamad


Sam Hamad is a writer and History PhD student at the University of Glasgow, focusing on totalitarian ideologies.

The defence of Ukraine against Amnesty’s report criticising its forces for endangering civilians, is in stark contrast to the silence as Israel peddles the rhetoric that Palestinians are to blame when killed by their assaults, writes Sam Hamad.

18 August, 2022

Following Russia’s vetoing of a UN aid to Idlib, Sam Hamad argues that the Russian government and Assad regime use the tactic of preventing besieged Syrians from accessing urgent aid in order to better control them, and the UN system enables them.

20 July, 2022

Despite continued crimes by the military junta against Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, Sam Hamad argues that the world seems to care very little, and may be turning a blind eye because the state justifies its actions using the war on terror.

17 June, 2022

Given Britain's history when it comes to ignoring Egypt's human rights abuses, and Boris Johnson's cosy relationship with authoritarian regimes in the MENA, it is unlikely that Alaa Abd El-Fattah will receive UK government support, writes Sam Hamad.

01 June, 2022

In a single week the Islamic State claimed over a dozen killings of Egyptian troops in the Sinai, 9 years on from Sisi taking power, the narrative that his totalitarian regime is necessary to counter terrorism can no longer stand, writes Sam Hamad.

20 May, 2022

The Sisi regime’s repressive crackdown expands to every corner of Egyptian society. From critical voices like economist Ayman Hadhoud, to non-political social media influencers like Haneen Hossam, no one is spared, writes Sam Hamad.

26 April, 2022

The levels of violence used by Russia in the Bucha massacre was monstrous and calculated, it was clearly Putin’s attempt to punish Ukrainian resistance and warn the remaining regions it seeks to invade, writes Sam Hamad.

08 April, 2022

Despite a difference in motives between the US invasion of Iraq and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in both cases, invading powers were driven by failed ideological arrogance, writes Sam Hamad.

04 April, 2022

While certain Syrians celebrate Russian losses in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, such celebrations are bitter sweet reminders of how the world traumatically abandoned Syria to Russia, writes Sam Hamad.

09 March, 2022

Rife with Orientalism and double standards, media coverage of Ukraine emphasises that “civilised” and “European” Ukrainians don't deserve war. The flip side of this racist coin implies non-White people are less worthy of empathy, writes Sam Hamad.

01 March, 2022