About Sada

sada (صدى):echo, reverberation, repercussion.

The historic events of the Arab Awakening called attention to political reform efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. For nearly a decade, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published the Arab Reform Bulletin, the leading online journal on the major issues of political reform in the Arab world.

To better reflect the current developments on the ground and the breadth of the debate occurring in the region, the publication was relaunched as Sada, meaning reverberation or repercussion in Arabic. Sada offers original, bilingual analysis of political change and reform trends in the Arab world from leading thinkers and new voices in the region.

Our Mission Statement

Sada is an online journal rooted in Carnegie Endowment'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.

Our Team

  • Intissar Fakir, Editor-in-Chief
  • Fadil Aliriza, Guest Editor
  • Laura Rostad, Editorial Assistant
  • Tyler Huffman, Arabic/English Translator
  • Nisrine Nader, English/Arabic Translator
  • Paul Wulfsberg, Arabic/English Translator

Submission Guidelines

Sada welcomes new authors and independent submissions in English or in Arabic. Our Recent Analysis and Series articles are published weekly and have a strict limit of 1200 words. These are balanced, well-supported, analytical articles providing unique perspectives into a particular country or regional issue. Our staff will translate the pieces into English or Arabic at our expense. A small honorarium is awarded on publication.

We do not reprint articles previously published elsewhere. If you are a publication interested in reprinting a published Sada article, please refer to our Reprint Policy.

Authors interested in writing for Sada should submit a brief description of the proposed article to sada@ceip.org. All pitches should include the following:

  1. A short author bio (please note recent publications, websites, and current research).
  2. A summary of the topic and its relevance to Sada.
  3. A timeline for projected publication.

Reprint Guidelines

Please note that the Sada Journal owns the copyright for all articles we publish, and our express permission must be granted before posting or printing one of our articles in other publications. Publications interested in reprinting articles originally appearing in Sada should contact sada@ceip.org. Please reference which article(s) are being considered for reprint and a brief overview of your publication, with links if possible.

If permission to reprint is granted, the reprinted article must not be altered in any way. It must include the author(s) names and affiliations; it must also include the following citation: “This article is reprinted with permission from Sada [http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/] ©[year], Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.” If published electronically, the reprint should also include a link back to the original Sada article.

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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