David Mednicoff

David Mednicoff is an Assistant Professor. He directs the Master’s in Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies programs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. His areas of expertise include Middle Eastern law and politics, international law, human rights, globalization studies and comparative public policy. Mednicoff is currently completing two book manuscripts on the politics of the rule of law, democratization and US foreign policy in five Arab societies.

Tunisia Was Attacked For Its Success, Not Its Challenges

Tunisia has come further than any post-Arab Spring nation — so it’s no wonder it drew the Islamic State’s ghastly attention. After the tragic Islamic State (IS) attack on tourists visiting the iconic Bardo Museum in Tunis, one key point needs reasserting: Tunisia has been the Arab world’s post-2011 success story. It is heartening to see a long-authoritarian Muslim country opening... Continue Reading

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