A recent cabinet reshuffle in Tunisia may well have momentarily saved Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s position.
The dissolution of Tunisia’s ruling coalition marks an opportunity for politics to shift away from formal consensus toward party competition and the renewal of constructive debate.
The Carnegie Middle East Program will screen the documentary, “Tunisia: Justice in Transition.” The film tracks the trajectory of Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission, established in 2013 to address the crimes of the Ben Ali and Bourguiba regimes.
Building more community networks to combat violent extremism may help Tunisian authorities develop a holistic, long-term strategy to rehabilitate returning fighters.
Despite variances in threat intensity and risk, challenges loom across the Maghreb. The specter of jihadism may haunt North Africa for a long time.
Tunisia’s parliamentary committees overseeing security and defense are not tackling urgently needed reforms to the sector, largely due to members’ lack of expertise.
A recently released report provokes new rifts between the country’s secular and religious forces.
A lasting solution to insecurity on the Tunisia-Libya border will require a broad socioeconomic approach that includes pursuing alternative development opportunities and tackling corruption.
Rather than making North Africa safer, securitizing borders has raised the risk of instability along the region’s frontiers, where communities depend on smuggling.
The government and civil society have been productive collaborators during previous phases of the Tunisian transition, but today, a climate of fear and a growing trust gap are getting in the way of their cooperation.