Our Hiring Philosophy

We have a reputation for mature, incisive political analysis, but our first identity is as activists. This shapes our approach; we turn our eyes not only to the power of the elites, but to the struggle for liberty and justice within our societies. Our project is a child of the Arab Spring, and our team was formed by an exiled dissident and refugee, not by privileged elites or detached researchers.

We aren't covering our regions of interest from the point of view of those far removed from the effects or consequences of what they're analyzing - we have skin in the game.

This factors in our hiring choices; whilst we welcome talent from across the board, we seek out native activists, refugees, exiled dissidents, and other individuals who have a real and personal stake in the cause, and an intimate connection to the regions we cover.