Tunisia

 
  • Strategic Europe
    The Arab Spring Three Years On
    Richard Youngs January 31, 2014

    At the third anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings, the state of play in the Middle East and North Africa is cause for concern. But is it all as somber as it looks?

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Tunisia’s Compromise Constitution
    Sarah Mersch January 21, 2014 عربي

    Tunisia's draft constitution is turning into a text full of contradictions, reflecting the divided nature of Tunisian society.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    A Crumbling Salafi Strategy
    Kevin Casey August 21, 2013 عربي

    Ennahda has sought to engage Tunisia’s Salafi groups, but that approach has only undermined the party’s authority amid growing violence.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Ennahda and the Challenge of Power
    Rory McCarthy August 6, 2013 عربي

    In the midst of Tunisian unrest, Ennahda is struggling to address persistent legal, economic, and security issues at the root of popular discontent.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    A Falling-Out Among Brothers?
    Raphaël Lefèvre July 30, 2013 عربي

    In the aftermath of Morsi’s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood offshoots across the region seek to distance themselves from the “mother” organization—yet they all face the same fundamental challenges.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    A Chance for Moderation
    Sherelle Jacobs June 27, 2013 عربي

    Despite the rise of extremist threats, moderate Salafi groups have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in Tunisia’s future.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    The Road to Justice
    Sarah Mersch June 25, 2013 عربي

    The politicization of justice issues in post-Ben Ali Tunisia threatens to obstruct the transition process.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Uniting for Tunisia?
    Monica Marks, Omar Belhaj Salah March 28, 2013 عربي

    Challenging Ennahda in Tunisia’s next elections depends largely on the appeal of Nidaa Tounes to the center-left.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Plagued by Insecurities
    Monica Marks March 5, 2013 عربي

    Complex bureaucratic logistics and institutional inertias obstruct Tunisia’s security reform and the rule of law.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Divided and Looking Where to Stand
    Anne Wolf December 20, 2012 عربي

    Increasing polarization is threatening Tunisia's secular left.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Arab Spring and Its Counterrevolutionaries
    Marina Ottaway June 11, 2012 International Relations and Security Network

    Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are likely to have little influence over the final outcome of the Arab Spring. Instead, the course of political transformation across the Middle East will be determined by domestic actors.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Changing Nature of the Arab World
    Marwan Muasher October 28, 2011 Viewpoints with James Zogby

    In countries like Syria and Libya, where the situation is still fluid and tumultuous, Tunisia provides a great example of how a transitional election should unfold.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Political Models Might Shape the Arab World?
    Marina Ottaway October 24, 2011 NewsHour

    If successful, the Tunisian elections could provide a model for other countries in the region that are experiencing political transitions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Rise of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Egypt
    Michele Dunne May 31, 2011 NPR's All Things Considered

    Islamist parties in Egypt and Tunisia are emerging as powerful political players in each country’s transition. Upcoming elections in both countries and the performance of Islamist parties once they are in office will determine their future role in formal politics.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Arab Spring
    Marina Ottaway April 27, 2011 Economist

    Three months into the Arab Spring and after the fall of the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, protests continue across the Middle East and North Africa and the region remains in a state of flux.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    No Way Back For Egypt And The Region
    Marwan Muasher February 7, 2011 NPR

    While the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia might been triggered by the economy, issues of governance and the need for political reform are at the heart of the demonstrations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Mass Rally Set For Tuesday In Cairo
    Michele Dunne February 1, 2011 MSNBC

    In the wake of the protests in Tunisia and Egypt, the United States has an opportunity to assist countries transition into stable democracies and to pressure allies in the Arab world to implement reforms before it is too late.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Middle East: Brave New World For The U.S.?
    Paul Salem February 1, 2011 Fox News

    As the popular uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues and the pro-western government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is replaced by a government supported by Hezbollah, the United States is losing key allies in the region.

     

Carnegie Experts on Tunisia

  • Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • 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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  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.

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