Intissar Fakir

Middle East Program
Editor in Chief

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

Intissar Fakir is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Intissar Fakir was 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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  • 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.

  • Tunisia’s Election: Ennahda vs. Nidaa Tounes
    • October 23, 2014

    Tunisia’s Election: Ennahda vs. Nidaa Tounes

    The upcoming Tunisian parliamentary elections have different implications for the two main parties contesting the vote. For Ennahda, the goal is to solidify its standing as Tunisia’s central political actor while for Nidaa Tounes, a win is necessary to remain politically viable.


MA, George Washington University 
BA, Fort Hays State University 

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