Intissar Fakir

Fellow
Middle East Program
Editor in Chief
Sada

Intissar Fakir is a fellow and editor in chief of Sada in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.

Intissar Fakir is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political, security, and economic change in Morocco and other North African countries. Her research examines political Islam trends, local governance, social mobilization, and foreign policy.  She is also the editor in chief of Sada, Carnegie’s Middle East online journal.

Previously, she was the managing editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin, the precursor to Sada, at Carnegie. She has also served as special assistant to the vice president for strategy and policy at the National Endowment for Democracy. She has worked on implementing democracy and education assistance programs in the North Africa and the Middle East. She has consulted for a number of organizations and companies and has written for numerous publications and news outlets in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

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  • All Shook Up
    • August 30, 2018

    All Shook Up

    As the state fails to improve socio-economic conditions, Moroccans are taking matters into their own hands.

  • Playing the Status Quo
    • November 10, 2017

    Playing the Status Quo

    Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.

  • Towards Identity Politics
    • October 10, 2017

    Towards Identity Politics

    Francis Fukuyama discusses the U.S. role in the Middle East and the future of ideology in the region.

  • The Bear in Syria
    • October 03, 2017

    The Bear in Syria

    Michael McFaul analyzes the many angles of Russia’s approach to the Syrian conflict.

  • Big Men on Campus
    • September 26, 2017

    Big Men on Campus

    Elliott Abrams addresses the nuclear deal with Iran and how the Iranian-Israeli rivalry might impact the Middle East.

  • Caught in the Middle
    • July 10, 2017

    Caught in the Middle

    As the Qatar crisis worsens, Morocco is struggling to remain neutral.

  • The King and Us
    • May 10, 2017

    The King and Us

    A report card on where Morocco stands after its October 2016 elections.

  • A Bouazizi Moment?
    • November 03, 2016

    A Bouazizi Moment?

    Protests in Morocco reveal anger with the way officials ignore human life and dignity.

  • In the Shadow of the Palace
    • October 05, 2016

    In the Shadow of the Palace

    Morocco’s upcoming elections could be a referendum on the Justice and Development Party’s balancing act with the monarchy.

  • The Middle East in 2015: What to Watch
    • December 29, 2014

    The Middle East in 2015: What to Watch

    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.

Education

MA, George Washington University 
BA, Fort Hays State University 

Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
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