In the wake of the Bardo attacks that killed 22 on March 18, debate has reemerged in Tunisia over how to confront terrorism in the country. Although efforts to push through a new anti-terrorism law have wide support, concerns persist over whether tighter restrictions will merely reinforce a return to a Ben Ali-era authoritarian state. Can Tunisia deal with terrorism without resorting to despotic practices? And how can decisionmakers put aside their political differences to formulate effective strategies to ensure Tunisia’s security in the long term?
Four experts offer insights on Tunisia’s pressing security challenges and the country’s readiness to address them. Please join the discussion by sharing your own views in the comments section.