Egypt’s efforts at subsidy reform provide suggestions for Tunisia and Sudan, both witnessing protests stemming in part from increased prices of staple goods.
Tunisia has increasingly relied on the military to bring security to its border region with Libya. But the current approach risks worsening the security situation and playing into the hands of jihadis.
The continued poor performance of the Tunisian economy and the popular discontent might undermine grassroots trust in democracy across the region.
Tunisian citizens have lost faith in the system and may no longer see elections as a means of change.
Tunisia is a success story, however the economy continues to threaten the country’s progress.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
What were the particular features that set Tunisia apart from its neighbors? Is the country a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, or simply an anomaly?
Tunisia was a pioneer in digital currency, but the political will to advance further in the field has diminished.
The “democratization of corruption” is putting Tunisia’s transition at risk, affecting every level of the country’s economic, political, and security systems.
For its democratic transition to survive, Tunisia must simultaneously address the kleptocracy of the previous regime and the emergence of widespread petty corruption.