Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), a network of writers associated with the Arab Studies Journal.
Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines scholarship, advocacy, and local knowledge with an eye on audiences in the United States, the Arab world, and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic and in English.
Jadaliyya is completely volunteer-run and self-produced by the editorial team and a steadily expanding pool of contributors and guests. The Co-Editors are writers, scholars, and advocates with a primary interest in the Middle East.
One motivation behind this effort is the need to discuss the “Arab World” or the “Middle East” as a place and space that is inhabited by communities, and not solely as an object of foreign policy or “social-scientific” inquiry. Hence, there is an emphasis on attracting writers from the region itself.