Tunisia has shown the revolutionary nature of a rare Arab democratic transition.
Sisi prioritizes large-scale infrastructure projects to galvanize support, but these projects deepen the military’s hold over the economy and provide no tangible broad economic benefit.
A former U.S. ambassador to Tunisia describes what the late president meant for the country.
The most important shortcoming of the opposition parties is that they are focused on preserving their relationship with the regime rather than finding ways to advance the interest of society.
Political paralysis in Algeria is hampering urgently needed economic reforms.
Haftar’s ability to frame coups as “wars on terror” ensures his international support, but masks a destructive manipulation of tribal dynamics.
As Tunisia says goodbye to President Beji Caid Essebsi, its first democratic leader, experts are watching who Tunisians are prepared to elect in the upcoming elections in September.
The military has no interlocutors with which to negotiate a transition toward broader participation in national decisions.
President Beji Caid Essebsi was Tunisia’s first democratically elected president. His death could lead to the unraveling of the Nidaa Tounes party, which in recent years has suffered from in-fighting and lacked a coherent vision
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa