• Strategic Europe

    Corruption, Not Terrorism, Is Tunisia’s Biggest Threat

    The “democratization of corruption” is putting Tunisia’s transition at risk, affecting every level of the country’s economic, political, and security systems.

    • Event

    Tunisia: The Corruption Contagion

    • Chaima Bouhlel, Youssef Cherif, Chérif El Kadhi, Sarah Yerkes
    • December 07, 2017
    • Tunis

    For its democratic transition to survive, Tunisia must simultaneously address the kleptocracy of the previous regime and the emergence of widespread petty corruption.

    • Op-Ed

    Nascent Hopes

    The Arab Spring failed to quickly change the status quo, but may have set in motion a transformational process that, if managed properly, may can lead to more open and meritocratic societies across the region.

    • Diwan

    The Mood in the Maghreb

    • Ghida Tayara
    • November 21, 2017

    Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.

    • Diwan

    Complex and Dangerous

    • Ghida Tayara
    • November 07, 2017

    Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.

    • Diwan

    Security in the Sahel

    • Ghida Tayara
    • October 31, 2017

    Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.

    • Paper

    Tunisia’s Corruption Contagion: A Transition at Risk

    Corruption is a destabilizing force in Tunisia, infecting all levels of its economy, security, and political system.

    • Diwan

    The Corruption Contagion

    For Tunisia’s transition to remain on track, the country must address illicit enrichment more effectively.

    • Event

    Tunisia’s Corruption Contagion

    Corruption in Tunisia is perceived to be even more pervasive today than under former president Zine el Abidine ben Ali, despite numerous legal measures and civil society initiatives working to fight it. Can Tunisia’s government and civil society win this fight?

    • Op-Ed

    Democracy Derailed?

    Recent moves by the Tunisian government may signal a major backsliding in the country’s democratic development.

Carnegie Experts on

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    Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program
    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.
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    Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program
    Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an associate professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
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    Perry Cammack
    Middle East Program
    Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
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    Sarah Chayes
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Sarah Chayes is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.
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    Amr Hamzawy
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
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    Marc Lynch
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
  • expert thumbnail - Muasher
    Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies
    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
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    Jake Walles
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.
  • expert thumbnail - Yahya
    Maha Yahya
    Middle East Center
    Yahya is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.
  • expert thumbnail - Yerkes
    Sarah Yerkes
    Middle East Program
    Sarah Yerkes is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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