Despite their divergent paths after the 2010–2011 uprisings, Egypt and Tunisia are today facing similar economic challenges.
Case studies from eight countries show how civic activism across the world is evolving and reveal crosscutting themes relevant to the future of civil society support.
One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate.
To address the Mediterranean migrant crisis, the EU is seeking closer partnerships with North African states.
Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform.
Tunisia's political transition may be the most successful among other Arab Spring countries, however it remains fragile.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
Tensions persist between Tunisia and its former ally the UAE, but Tunisia hopes renewed ties could balance out its current dependence on Qatar.
EU policy towards the Maghreb is still reflective of the disjointed self-interests of member states who favor their own short-term political and security interests and does not take stock of the new realities affecting security in several countries of the Maghreb.