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.
Increasing polarization is threatening Tunisia's secular left.
By proposing to ban former members of the RCD, Ennahda is creating a one-party system and attempting to ensure an opposition vacuum in Tunisia.
Despite recent advances, the revolution has yet to prove successful for the country’s media landscape.
Pandering to the Salafis might seem a shrewd election strategy, but the party may be playing to a pipe dream.
Tunisia’s broadly defined efforts to ban criticism of religion in Article 3 of its draft constitution are worrisome.
Tunisia’s Salafis are newly licensed political participants. How have they done so far?
The struggle for power within the Arab media is ongoing, with a generation gap that is widening by the day.
How long can Ennahda toe the line?
Rather than provide military aid to Egypt and Tunisia, the US should focus on reforming the security sector.
Tunisia’s 217-member Constituent Assembly must now write a constitution. What are the next stages of institutional reform?