In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.
Dismissing the Arab Spring uprisings as failures does not capture how fully they have transformed every dimension of the region’s politics.
Five years after popular protests toppled the regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia continues its transition toward democracy and has established a political dialogue that has been recognized by the international community.
The Arab Spring uprisings have spurred a new discussion of political theory among academics in the Middle East.
Marginalized for decades under former presidents Habib Bourguiba and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian military has begun to see its fortunes reverse after the 2011 revolution.
This all-day conference brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine security and governance challenges in the Maghreb-Sahel.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a review of its first Arab Experts Survey. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the survey represents the views of more than one hundred accomplished political thinkers representing almost every Arab country.
The spread of protests in Tunisia since mid-January reveals the depth of its unresolved and festering socio-economic crisis and exposes how little has changed in the relationship between the police and the general public since the 2011 uprising.
Despite over two decades of partnership, it is unclear whether the EU’s approach toward Tunisia has increased the country’s economic and social wealth.
Upheaval in Nidaa Tounes comes at a bad time for Tunisia, but it may also create an opportunity for an effective opposition party to emerge in parliament.