No, Tunisia Will Not Slide Back Into a Dictatorship

November 23, 2014

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...

Tunisian Youth Must Not Be Left Out of the Transition Process

October 24, 2014

A low youth turnout at the elections may express discontent that could lead to the kind of instability that ignited the revolution. Tunisia’s parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled for October 26 and November 23, come at a critical juncture in the country’s advance...

No Tunisia, Barbed Wire is Not Good for Business

September 22, 2014

Tunisia has changed in the everyday person’s mind but, to build a functioning democracy, the next government has work to do. In most Arab countries, photos of the dictator will appear just about everywhere. On billboards, street corners and in random shops — you name it. Yes, the vain...