Tunisia’s new counterterrorism law infringes on civil liberties and does not provide a framework to prevent violent extremism.
Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.
A disillusioned faction within Nidaa Tounes is drawing on distrust of leftist and conservative leadership to seek more influence in the party.
Contentious politics in a strong, empowered parliament could help Tunisia prevent the consolidation of political power in the executive branch.
Can Tunisia deal with terrorism without resorting to despotic practices? Four experts offer insights on Tunisia’s pressing security challenges and the country’s readiness to address them.
Long-needed reforms to Tunisia’s judiciary may soon emerge, but structural reforms are just one of the many daunting tasks ahead of the branch.
Tunisia’s new coalition cabinet is hardly a beacon of stability, confronting ideological differences between four different parties.
Ennahda’s failure to address Tunisia’s socio-economic challenges led to its electoral defeat, which may accelerate the movement’s split into a religious and political wing.
Although a unity government between Nidaa Tounes and Ennahda would widen their internal divisions, for each party it is the best option.
Talk of Tunisia’s elections has focused on parties and individuals, not issues, leaving many citizens unsure for whom to vote.
The increased role of Tunisia’s security apparatus is generating fears of a potential return of the police state.
Despite curbing polarization and driving the country out of political impasse, negotiations between political elites raised Tunisians’ fears of a regression of the revolutionary tide.
Tunisia's draft constitution is turning into a text full of contradictions, reflecting the divided nature of Tunisian society.
Ennahda has sought to engage Tunisia’s Salafi groups, but that approach has only undermined the party’s authority amid growing violence.
In the midst of Tunisian unrest, Ennahda is struggling to address persistent legal, economic, and security issues at the root of popular discontent.
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.
Despite the rise of extremist threats, moderate Salafi groups have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in Tunisia’s future.
The politicization of justice issues in post-Ben Ali Tunisia threatens to obstruct the transition process.
Challenging Ennahda in Tunisia’s next elections depends largely on the appeal of Nidaa Tounes to the center-left.
Complex bureaucratic logistics and institutional inertias obstruct Tunisia’s security reform and the rule of law.