Tunisia marks ten years since its dictator’s fall from power.
As Tunisia says goodbye to President Beji Caid Essebsi, its first democratic leader, experts are watching who Tunisians are prepared to elect in the upcoming elections in September.
The Maghreb continues to see a rise in discontent and militancy due to governmental indifference towards marginalized border regions.
Despite leading Tunisia’s revolution in 2011, many young Tunisians no longer participate in formal politics, leaving questions about the future of the country’s democracy.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
In the years since the 2011 protests, rebellions have led to renewed repression in some places and chaos in others, but it may be too soon to say that they have failed.
Growing grievances in Tunisia must be dealt with if democracy is to be preserved.
The Arab Spring uprisings have spurred a new discussion of political theory among academics in the Middle East.
The selection of a coalition of labor union leaders, businesspeople, lawyers, and human rights activists for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize raised attention and hopes for Tunisia’s transition process.
Tunisia’s political landscape since the Arab Spring has helped it to avoid some of the pitfalls that countries like Egypt have experienced in emerging from authoritarian rule.