The Tunisian city was a hub for cross-border trade, but today instability is threatening its status.
Covid-19 may have given North African governments a respite from protests, but this is unlikely to last long.
The new Fakhfakh government has the task of addressing the country’s enduring socioeconomic challenges.
The escalation and spillover of Libya's conflict has posed mounting security challenges for Tunisia and exposed shortfalls in the country's defense transformation, in the areas of capability gaps, interagency coordination, intelligence sharing, strategic planning, and in the military's relationship with foreign security patrons.
Tunisia’s interior regions have been a wellspring for social protests. Without deep economic restructuring, populists could pose an even graver threat to the country’s nascent democracy.
Tunisia’s political and economic model has to be changed if the population is to enjoy freedom and dignity.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
As Tunisia marks the ninth anniversary of its revolution, the country faces a new set of challenges.
A dynamic region amidst great change, the Maghreb is also home to the conservative, literalist interpretation of Islam known as Salafism, which has emerged as a major social and political force.
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