Fakir is editor in chief of Sada.
Intissar Fakir is editor in chief of Sada. Her professional experience has focused primarily on the Middle East and North Africa and issues of political reform, democratization, and socioeconomic development. Prior to joining Carnegie, she was special assistant to the vice president for strategy and policy at the National Endowment for Democracy.
Fakir was previously the managing editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin, the precursor to Sada, at Carnegie. She has also worked on implementing democracy and education assistance programs in the Middle East. She has consulted for the political risk advisory firm Eurasia Group and has contributed to a number of newspapers and publications including the Daily Star and the Guardian.
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Carnegie scholars assess the Middle East in the year ahead, including potential game changers that could have a big impact for the future of the region.
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