• Commentary

    The Tunisian President’s Election Plan Is Troubling. So Is the U.S. Response.

    Five months after he seized power, Kais Saied has given no signs he plans to return the country to its democratic path.

  • Commentary

    Tunisia’s Border Regions: Between Security and Social Unrest

    The crisis in these marginalized border areas is likely to perpetuate social instability.

  • Research

    Has the EU Failed Democratic Tunisia?

    Tunisia’s democratic crisis is also a reflection of the EU’s weak and fragmented commitment to the country. The EU should encourage a return to democracy by alleviating Tunisia’s economic struggles, spurring political reforms, and pressuring regional partners to stop meddling in Tunisian affairs.

  • Event

    Carnegie Connects: Democracy in Peril

    Join Aaron David Miller as he sits down with leading experts Rachel Kleinfeld and Frances Brown to discuss the state of democracy and the path forward in advance of the summit.

  • Commentary

    China’s Rise in North Africa Won’t Abate Anytime Soon

    The region might be better served from a recommitment by the US and Europe, which might offer palpable inducements of development aid linked to reforms. But with Western governments focused on their own domestic spending plans and Covid-19 recovery, it is more likely that continuing Chinese funds and outreach will further entrench Beijing’s influence in the region for the foreseeable future.

  • Diwan

    Alone at the Top

    • Ghida Tayara
    • September 28, 2021

    In an interview, Hamza Meddeb discusses Tunisian President Qaïs Saied’s further consolidation of power.

  • Commentary

    The Fall

    At stake in Tunisia are the hard-won political gains of the last ten years: the increases in freedom of expression and association, individual rights, and the Tunisian constitution.

  • Commentary

    The Tunisia Model in Crisis

    As the countries around it descended into civil war or regressed into authoritarianism, Tunisia held free and fair national and local elections, adopted a liberal-democratic constitution, and witnessed a peaceful transition of power.

  • Commentary

    Tunisia Faces a New Future

    Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, who had served less than a year in office. Removing Prime Minister Mechichi from power was only one of several steps President Saied took to consolidate power and address what he saw as an urgent, emergency situation.

    • January 17, 2021
    • France 24
    Sarah Yerkes
    Tunisia Marks Decade Since Decade Dictator’s Fall
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    • July 29, 2019
    • NPR
    Sarah Yerkes
    Tunisians To Choose New Leader After First Democratically Elected President Dies
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    • April 04, 2018
    • Voice of America
    Anouar Boukhars
    Marginalized Border Areas in the Maghreb
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