Sada Debates

  • Tunisia’s Municipal Elections

    Sada Debate
    May 10, 2018

    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 03, 2018

    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 08, 2018

    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

    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 03, 2017

    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

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

  • Behind the Qatar Crisis

    Sada Debate
    June 14, 2017

    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 09, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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 01, 2015

    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.

  • The Middle East’s Crude Reality

    Sada Debate
    January 22, 2015

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

  • What Lies Ahead for Algeria?

    Sada Debate
    October 16, 2014

    The ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s election to a fourth term may have been widely expected, but few have a sense of what exactly will come next. How are the political elite laying the groundwork for this transition?

  • What’s at the Heart of Lebanon’s Troubles?

    Sada Debate
    October 03, 2014

    Lebanon has so far avoided an economic and security collapse since the start of the Syrian crisis, but major challenges remain.

  • Rouhani’s First Year

    Sada Debate
    August 06, 2014

    One year ago, Hassan Rouhani, a cleric running on a moderate platform, won the Iranian presidential election. How has he fared? Four Iranian experts discuss Rouhani’s policies and prospects for change.

  • What Will a Sisi Presidency Bring for Egypt?

    Sada Debate
    April 03, 2014

    Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi formally declared his intention to run for president of Egypt on March 26 and is widely expected to win. What is the outlook for Egypt under Sisi’s leadership?

  • Libyan Security: How Can the International Community Help?

    Sada Debate
    January 31, 2014

    Following a bloody revolution, Libya confronts a range of challenges to its security and stability. What can the international community do to help address these issues? Four experts offer their perspectives on the role of outside actors.

  • Can Bahrain Find a Path Forward?

    Sada Debate
    October 24, 2013

    Bahrain remains mired in a political stalemate with little serious progress toward reconciliation and reform, but few signs of a return to the acute instability of 2011. Why has reconciliation been elusive, and will it remain so? Four experts on Bahrain weigh in.

  • Is Saudi Arabia Stable?

    Sada Debate
    August 15, 2013

    Saudi Arabia appears, on the surface, to have escaped the Arab Uprisings untouched. Yet its political trajectory and future stability remain uncertain. Are government responses to rising pressures indicative of an impending change or a sign of state strength?

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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