Tunisia is embarking on the next phase of that transition with a newly elected government that is determined to finally deliver on the promises of the 2010-2011 revolution.
A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.
Tunisia has long been a leader in women’s rights in the region. Despite the legal and formal progress made towards addressing inequality, discussing issues such as sexual harassment and assault remains largely socially taboo.
Tunisia’s transition to democracy has not prevented a wave of violent extremism. Radical jihadist ideas and socioeconomic frustrations are still present in society and must be tackled.
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Tunisia an unprecedented opportunity for a democratic opening.
The recent election was about Tunisians wanting to distance themselves from the failures of established political figures and parties, and who they want to lead them into the future.
Only eight years after the uprising, Tunisians have shown that they learned, reproduced, and know democratic values.
Tunisians are preparing to choose a new president, even as their democracy is being consolidated.
Tunisia’s upcoming parliamentary elections may lead to a more fractured legislature.