Naim Ameur

Naim Ameur covers political and economic issues in North Africa, especially Tunisian and Libyan affairs. As a student doing his masters in public administration at the Dubai School of Government, Naim worked on research papers in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University. In Tunisia, he gained experience in budgeting and conducted prospective studies at the Prime Ministry. As an expert on North African politics and economics, Naim has analyzed many public policies and reforms in different sectors of the Tunisian government. He is an authority on the Tunisian revolution, politics, and especially on the emergence of the Islamists on the political landscape. He writes in both English and French.
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No, Tunisia Will Not Slide Back Into a Dictatorship

Tunisians voted for Nidaa Tounes to ensure the defeat of Ennahda, an Islamist party that led the country after Ben Ali’s ouster. On October 26, Tunisia held its first parliamentary elections since an uprising ousted former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. US President Barack Obama congratulated “the people of Tunisia on the democratic election of a new parliament — an... Continue Reading

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Tunisia and the IMF: A Positive Economic Outlook

The international community still trusts Tunisia’s economic and financial capacities. As mentioned in my previous article for Fair Observer, Tunisia's future essentially depends on political stability and security. Thus, a few days after the political assassination of Chokri Belaid on February 6, 2013, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Tunisia's... Continue Reading

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Economic Recovery and Challenges in Tunisia

While there are hopeful signs of recovery, Tunisia's economy remains volatile. A potential political conflict could have a negative impact on the country's stability. The Tunisian revolution against the former regime in January 2011 sparked a series of popular movements in the region. The transitional process towards democracy in Tunisia has achieved acceptable results. The members of... Continue Reading

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Entrepreneurship in the New Tunisia

Despite an improvement in the business climate in post-revolution Tunisia, further administrative and communicative reforms are necessary to encourage entrepreneurship. The Tunisian revolution ended the corrupted regime of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. The small country in the Maghreb then elected a National Constituent Assembly in order to devise a political system... Continue Reading

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Post-Revolution Tunisia: Still Waiting for its Economic Recovery

Optimism is starting to fade as the new government struggles to regain control of Tunisia’s economy. One year after the “Jasmine Revolution” of January 14, 2011, Tunisia has successfully advanced in its democratic transition and political reform process. On October 23, 2011, the election of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) was well organized, and for the first time in... Continue Reading

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The New Political Scheme in Post-Gaddafi Libya

After the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, Libya’s political future is anything but certain. The Particularity of the Libyan Revolution  The success of their Tunisian and Egyptian neighbors in their peaceful revolutions encouraged the Libyan people to end the dictatorship of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who kept his country underdeveloped and deprived of its natural resource wealth for 42... Continue Reading

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Islamists’ New Political Orientations in Post-Revolution Tunisia

Insight into the growing role of Al-Nadha in Tunisia, its political standing, challenges, strengths and its place in the changing political atmosphere of the Middle East. The First Steps towards Democracy For 23 years, the regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali eliminated opposition forces in Tunisia. The increasing corruption, unemployment, and injustice led to the first revolution of the... Continue Reading

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