Sada Debates

  • Will a Biden Administration “Build Back Better” in the Middle East?

    Jacqueline Stomski, Kirk H. Sowell, Taim Al-Hajj, Ferhat Gurini, Mona Alami, Ofer Zalzberg, Moataz El-Fegiery, Nadine Dahan November 10, 2020 1 عربي

    Sada asked experts to analyze potential flash points for the next U.S. administration—ranging from the globalization of Libya’s war to the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and increasing authoritarianism and violations of civil liberties and human rights.

  • The Economic Turn in Turkish-Iranian Relations

    Tamer Badawi March 12, 2020 1 عربي

    Despite economic obstacles facing the two countries, Turkey and Iran strive to cement economic relations and maintain their multifaceted relations.

  • A Netanyahu-Joint List Standoff

    Anwar Mhajne January 23, 2020 عربي

    Ahead of Israel’s third national election, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to discredit the mainly Arab-majority Joint List are galvanizing its base.

  • The Saudi-Yemeni Militarized Borderland

    Eleonora Ardemagni January 9, 2020 1 عربي

    In the last decade, Saudi Arabia’s approach to the porous frontier with Yemen has gradually shifted from patronage for and cooperation with local tribes to incremental militarization.

  • Haftar’s Rebranded Coups

    Anas El Gomati July 30, 2019 5 عربي

    Haftar’s ability to frame coups as “wars on terror” ensures his international support, but masks a destructive manipulation of tribal dynamics.

  • The Muslim Brotherhood After Morsi

    Sada Debate July 2, 2019 عربي

    The dramatic death of the former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, on June 17th, reignited debate about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and political Islam across the region.

  • No Business as Usual in Syria

    Katherine Nazemi, Alexander Decina June 20, 2019 1 عربي

    Based on individual considerations and prevailing security and economic conditions, reinvestment in Syria will be limited and could have mixed effects.

  • Four Years of War in Yemen

    Sada Debate April 10, 2019 1 عربي

    Five experts look at the fractured Saudi-led war in Yemen and explain its grave impact on the country’s people and institutions.

  • Tunisia’s Municipal Elections

    Sada Debate May 10, 2018 عربي

    Four experts examine the implications Tunisia’s first free and fair local elections may have for political parties, security forces, decentralization, and the democratic transition.

  • What’s at Stake in Lebanon’s Elections?

    Sada Debate May 3, 2018 عربي

    On May 6, Lebanese voters will elect an incoming parliament for the first time since 2009. How will Lebanon’s changing political and security landscape affect the outcome?

  • Making Sense of Iran’s Protests

    Sada Debate January 8, 2018 عربي

    Four experts examine the causes of Iran’s protests and what implications they may have for Iran’s regional ambitions, domestic political rivalries, and future for human rights.

  • The Fallout from Recognizing Jerusalem

    Sada Debate December 12, 2017 3 عربي

    Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has significant implications for Palestinian politics and the peace process.

  • What Next After Raqqa?

    Sada Debate November 3, 2017 1 عربي

    Local authorities and international actors alike have serious questions to consider about how to stabilize the region.

  • Tunisia’s Unity Government, One Year On

    Sada Debate July 26, 2017 عربي

    How effective have Youssef Chahed’s policies been at addressing Tunisia’s underlying issues?

  • Behind the Qatar Crisis

    Sada Debate June 14, 2017 2 عربي

    The rapid escalation of tensions over the past few weeks carries significant implications for unity, security, and balance of power in the Gulf.

  • What Does Saudi Arabia Want in Yemen?

    Sada Debate September 9, 2016 عربي

    What Saudi Arabia has accomplished in Yemen remains unclear, and what it is likely to accomplish is still uncertain. Four experts weigh in on Riyadh’s goals in Yemen.

  • Understanding the Violence in Jerusalem

    Sada Debate October 16, 2015 7 عربي

    What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?

  • Why Arab States Need Security Sector Reform

    Sada Debate July 30, 2015 عربي

    Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.

  • The Islamic State and Sectarian Strife in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

    Sada Debate July 21, 2015 عربي

    Recent attacks on Shia mosques suggest the Islamic State strategy in the Gulf is to provoke and exploit sectarian strife.

  • Will Security Challenges Endanger Tunisia’s Transition?

    Sada Debate May 1, 2015 عربي

    Can Tunisia deal with terrorism without resorting to despotic practices? Four experts offer insights on Tunisia’s pressing security challenges and the country’s readiness to address them.

Sada is an online journal rooted in Carnegie’s Middle East Program that seeks to foster and enrich debate about key political, economic, and social issues in the Arab world and provides a venue for new and established voices to deliver reflective analysis on these issues.

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