About Us

Inside Arabia provides in-depth news and analysis of the Middle East and North Africa

In an era of “fake news” and misinformation, the founders of Inside Arabia recognized that there was a profound lack of accurate online and print coverage of the Middle East and North Africa, in English, for audiences in the U.S.  This contributed to significant misunderstanding of the region, its people, and its issues.  Jordanian-American Founder and CEO Saeb Sakkijha decided to launch a new publication to help Americans understand the events happening in the MENA region and begin to build bridges of understanding to promote peace and tolerance. And so, in March, 2018, Inside Arabia was born. On Friday July 13, 2018, we launched our website.

Our dedicated team includes Americans, Arab-Americans, and other experts with deep experience and/or roots in the MENA region.  We are knowledgeable about the history, language, culture, and customs.  We give a voice to its people by going to the source.  Our mission is to bring the truth to the American public, objectively and impartially, based on a deep understanding of the region.

Through our three flagships, Inside Arabia OnlineInside Arabia Forum, and Inside Arabia Magazine, and powered by our strong presence on social media, we are committed to dispelling myths, counteracting stereotypes, and championing the truth.

Inside Arabia is poised to become the leading source of credible information and analysis about the MENA region and a reference point for researchers who want to understand the past, present, and future of the Middle East and North Africa. By getting inside the Arab mind, we provide in-depth analysis of this important and dynamically changing region.


Inside Arabia welcomes contributions from those who seek to support ethical journalism and the quest for the truth. We are filing to be an IRC Section 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Once the application is on file with the IRS, contributions will be tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law. Please visit our contributions portal.