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This section features a collection of country-specific and comparative articles. Each theme will include four or five articles by leading experts.

    • Egypt in Search of Balance

      Egypt’s uprising has been fraught with deep disagreements, polarization, and violence. In our series on Egypt, we present an array of articles looking at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, the emergence of Salafis in politics, the struggles of the constitutional courts, and the politics of the Egyptian street.

    • Syria in Crisis

      In this Sada series, our authors provide a variety of perspectives on the ongoing struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, including the economic and social impact of the protracted conflict as well as visions for a post-conflict nation.

    • Tunisia in Transition

      Tunisia’s uprising set off an unprecedented series of upheavals region-wide. In this collection of articles, our authors provide thorough analysis of Tunisia’s political developments as the country navigates the challenging path of transition.

    • The Economics of the Arab Awakening

      Economic disparity has been cited as a critical factor in the Arab uprisings. In our second series, authors discuss the financial reverberations of the protests, possible changes in the socioeconomic structures of Arab countries, and new economic reform agendas.

    • Arab Militaries

      The military has been a decisive player in the Arab Awakening. This series explores the variation in the military’s responses to the uprisings and questions the future role this institution will play. This collection features an overview comparative article as well as country-specific analysis on Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.

    • Freedom of Expression

      The past year's uprisings have seen a boom in media as well as speculation regarding how the atmosphere is changing for journalists. Our latest series tackles journalism and media after the uprisings, and ways in which censorship, citizen media, and the traditional outlets are adapting to the new climate.

    • Multimedia Series

      Sada's mulitimedia series explores the complexity and implications of political, economic, and social developments in the Arab world. The series provides our readers another approach to analysis of important Middle East issues, through images, videos, and accompanying text. The first of the series is a photo essay that looks at Egypt's contentious political environment through a collection of photographs of street art.


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