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Sarah Feuer

Senior Fellow

Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Areas of Expertise

Arab and Islamic Politics

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Dr. Sarah J. Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics. She is the author of Regulating Islam: Religion and the State in Morocco and Tunisia (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her 2016 Institute monograph, State Islam in the Battle against Extremism: Emerging Trends in Morocco and Tunisia, assessed the involvement of religious institutions in counter-extremism initiatives across Northwest Africa. She is currently expanding that research eastward, examining the evolving form and tenor of State Islam in the Gulf. She has extensive experience in the region, including stints living in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Israel. She currently resides in Tel Aviv, where she is a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.

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Ph.D., Brandeis University; M.A., Tel Aviv University; B.A., University of Pennsylvania.

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Languages Spoken / Read

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hebrew

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Post-Jasmine Tunisia

June 10, 2015


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Most Recent Analysis

Proceeding with Caution in Western Sahara

April 23, 2019

Algeria on the Brink?

March 8, 2019

What Happened to Arab Support for the Palestinians?

November 16, 2018

Delicate Diplomacy in Western Sahara

October 18, 2018

Reshuffle, Rinse, and Reform: Tunisia's Government Under Strain

June 12, 2018

Action and Reaction: Royal Rhetoric Responds to the PJD

May 25, 2018

Supporting Tunisia’s Moves Toward Local Governance

April 27, 2018

Escalating Tensions in Western Sahara

April 11, 2018

Assessing the Protests in Tunisia

January 12, 2018

Beyond Islamists and Autocrats:

Prospects for Political Reform Post Arab Spring

November 27, 2017

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Selected Outside Publications

Tunisia's Economic Challenges
Fikra Forum, October 24, 2014

Islam and Democracy in Practice: Tunisia’s Ennahdha Nine Months In
Crown Center for Middle East Studies, September 2012

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