The following authors are featured on a semi-regular basis in Sada. We welcome new additions to our community and also seek new authors.

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Featured Contributors

  • Suliman Al-Atiqi


    Suliman Al-Atiqi is a PhD Candidate at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a researcher on the GCC states.

  • Tamer Badawi


    Tamer Badawi is an associate with the Middle East Directions Programme at the European University Institute, focusing on Iran’s foreign policy toward its neighbors.

  • Lihi Ben Shitrit


    Lihi Ben Shitrit is an assistant professor at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens.

  • Benedetta Berti


    Benedetta Berti is a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a TED Senior Fellow, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and the Modern War Institute.

  • Alexander Corbeil


    Alexander Corbeil is a lead analyst with The SecDev Group, focusing on the Syrian conflict and its impact on the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Raed El-Hamed


    Raed El-Hamed is an Iraqi journalist and member of the Iraqi Journalists Union.

  • Mohamed El-Shewy


    Mohamed El-Shewy is a freelance writer and analyst based in Germany.

  • Hadi Fathallah


    Hadi Fathallah is director at NAMEA Group, a public policy advisory company based out of Dubai and Beirut.

  • Ferhat Gurini


    Ferhat Gurini is a freelance journalist based in London focusing on the transnational Kurdish issue and Turkish politics. Follow him on Twitter @FerhatGurini.

  • Mahmoud Jaraba


    Mahmoud Jaraba is a researcher and lecturer at Erlangen Center for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany.

  • Idriss Jebari


    Idriss Jebari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Arab Council for Social Sciences in Beirut.

  • Nima Khorrami


    Nima Khorrami is a research associate at The Arctic Institute’s Center for Circumpolar Security Studies.

  • Maged Mandour


    Maged Mandour is a political analyst who is a regular contributor to the Arab Digest, Middle East Eye, and Open Democracy and author of an upcoming book entitled “Egypt Under Sisi.”

  • Tarek Megerisi


    Tarek Megerisi is a Libyan political analyst and researcher who specializes in politics, governance and development in the Arab world.

  • Maâti Monjib


    Maâti Monjib is a political analyst, human rights activist, and historian at the University of Mohammed V-Rabat.

  • Burcu Özçelik


    Burcu Özçelik is a teaching associate in Conflict, Peacebuilding and the Politics of the Middle East at Cambridge University.

  • Neil Partrick

    Neil Partrick is the editor and lead contributor to Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy: Conflict and Cooperation (IB Tauris, 2016).

  • Mohammed Samhouri


    Mohammed Samhouri is a U.S.-trained economist with over twenty years of experience in academia, research, and policy making.

  • Kirk H. Sowell

    Kirk H. Sowell is the principal of Utica Risk Services, a Middle East-focused political risk firm.

  • Heiko Wimmen


    Heiko Wimmen is a research associate in the Middle East and Africa division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.


Carnegie Contributors

  • Rafiah Al Talei


    Rafiah Al Talei is the editor-in-chief for Sada in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.

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