President Beji Caid Essebsi was Tunisia’s first democratically elected president. His death could lead to the unraveling of the Nidaa Tounes party, which in recent years has suffered from in-fighting and lacked a coherent vision
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Tunisians are increasingly turning toward U.S. rivals for support. This shift in attitude toward the United States comes amidst a political crisis that highlights the fragility of the country’s democratic transition.
Tunisia is at a crossroads. The democratic transition has failed to meet the expectations of most citizens, with the government unable to address key challenges facing their country. What comes next?
The dramatic death of the former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, on June 17th, reignited debate about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and political Islam across the region.
Foreign Direct Investment has proven to be a persistent problem in the country’s post-uprising years.
The role of Tunisia’s primary Islamist party—Ennahda—within the country’s political scene ebbed and flowed both during and after the 2011 revolution. Understanding how Ennahda got to where it is today is crucial to understanding where it—and the country—is going.
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As Tunisia moves closer to elections, the level of trust people have in the government and the electoral system is at a low point. The country’s political parties must find a way to connect with the public to both win votes and restore faith in Tunisia’s democratic institutions.
Tunisia’s political parties need to offer more than generic slogans to gain the support of voters and lead the country in its last phase of democratic transition.