Inside Arabia is an online news analysis magazine providing in-depth news and analysis of the Middle East and North Africa.

Our Story

In an era of “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and misinformation, the founder of Inside Arabia recognized that there was a profound lack of accurate coverage of the Middle East and North Africa, in English, for US audiences, contributing to a 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 so, in 2018, Inside Arabia was born.

Inside Arabia is poised to become the leading source of analysis about the MENA region and a reference resource for researchers as well as non-experts who want to understand the past, present, and future of the region. By getting inside the Arab mind, we provide in-depth analysis of this important and dynamically changing region.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build bridges of understanding between Arabs and Americans to promote peace and tolerance.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and inform the American public by dispelling myths, counteracting stereotypes, denouncing human rights abuses, and championing the basic human values of love, peace, compassion and kindness.

Our Team

Since we launched our website on July 13, 2018, our team has been growing. It includes Americans, Arab-Americans, Arabs, and other experts with deep experience and/or roots in the MENA region. We are knowledgeable about its history, language, culture, and customs.  We give a voice to its people by going to the source.  A growing contributor pool of talented academics, analysts, and members of think tanks and other organizations adds depth and breadth to our publication through their experience and expertise.

Saeb Sakkijha
President, Board of Directors & CEO
Saeb Sakkijha is the President and CEO of Inside Arabia. Born in Jordan and having grown up in the United States, he is a Jordanian-American businessman with strong roots in the Middle East. He founded Inside Arabia in March 2018 to provide accurate information, news, and analysis about the MENA region in order to build bridges of understanding between Americans and the people of the region.
Sara Quindlen
Creative Director
Sara is an award-winning creative video editor and graphic designer native to the Washington D.C. area. She has a BFA from the Art Institute of Washington and has worked for a variety of clients including Hilton, Disney, Universal, ESPN, EA Sports, Great Wolf Lodge, FEMA, and more. Passionate about our mission and dedicated to our vision, Sara found a new home with the Inside Arabia family and has quickly become an integral part of the team.
Yasmina Achlim's
Managing Editor
Yasmina Achlim is an Amazigh-Moroccan-American writer and editor. She is a graduate of St Mary’s University in London, and has lived in the United States, Morocco, and England. Before joining the Inside Arabia team, Yasmina focused on writing environmental and cultural pieces that explored society's relationship with the planet and the plethora of communities in it. She is passionate about MENA issues and combating cultural stigmas.