Its essence is in its name: Jadaliyya, stemming from the Arabic word jadal, which means dialectic. Put simply, the word denotes a healthy debate using logical arguments or an intellectual investigation of an issue.
The name sets the tone for the website. Jadaliyya, founded just months before the Arab uprisings by a group of academics, quickly became a port of call for many wanting to understand the tumultuous events unfolding across the region.
With daily analysis, increasingly in Arabic as well as English, Jadaliyya offered more nuanced, in-depth coverage than most, but without the delays and exclusivity of academic journals.