Hassan Hassan
Hassan Hassan
Associate Fellow at Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa Programme and Non-Resident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, in Washington DC.

Qatar’s Troubles Are Rooted in Its Support for Islamists

A new geopolitical settlement has emerged in the Middle East since the 2011 Arab uprisings. This realignment remains largely overlooked, even though much of what ails the region today can be better explained through it, instead of the traditional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran or the sectarian tension between Shia and Sunni.

Ahrar Al Sham and the Myths That Surround It

The rebel group Ahrar Al Sham in Syria is facing its biggest crisis since most of its leadership was wiped out in September 2014. On Saturday, 16 of its local factions announced the formation of a new entity led by Hashim Al Sheikh, its former chief.