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About Omar Sabbour

Omar Sabbour is an independent Egyptian writer and activist. His main research area centres around the Arab Spring - and reactions to it by both western establishments and 'anti-establishment' movements. He has been interviewed on Al-Araby, Orient TV and Al-Jazeera. Some of his written work can be found in the Huffington Post and the New Arab.

Articles by Omar Sabbour

This week’s front page editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

“Why would Assad do it?” Debunking the abstract theories surrounding Syria’s chemical attacks

The April chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma provoked widely-circulated theories questioning why the Assad regime would use chemical weaponry. But do they really hold?

How Britain’s recognition of Israel violated its colonial “mandate” over Palestine

Britain’s undertakings from the government’s own archives, show a pride rooted in false promises of “one nation promising a second the land of a third”

How Saudi Arabia and Iran shared the rise and fall of Ali Abdullah Saleh

The commonly held view that the conflicts in Yemen – and elsewhere in the region – are a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia must be revised.

Don't do It: why attacking Afrin city would be a major blunder for the Syrian rebels

To attack a major Kurdish population centre alongside the forces of a historical adversary is a mistake firstly in terms of principle.

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