In the aftermath of Morsi’s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood offshoots across the region seek to distance themselves from the “mother” organization—yet they all face the same fundamental challenges.
Despite the rise of extremist threats, moderate Salafi groups have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in Tunisia’s future.
The politicization of justice issues in post-Ben Ali Tunisia threatens to obstruct the transition process.
Challenging Ennahda in Tunisia’s next elections depends largely on the appeal of Nidaa Tounes to the center-left.
Complex bureaucratic logistics and institutional inertias obstruct Tunisia’s security reform and the rule of law.
Increasing polarization is threatening Tunisia's secular left.
By proposing to ban former members of the RCD, Ennahda is creating a one-party system and attempting to ensure an opposition vacuum in Tunisia.
Despite recent advances, the revolution has yet to prove successful for the country’s media landscape.
Pandering to the Salafis might seem a shrewd election strategy, but the party may be playing to a pipe dream.
Tunisia’s broadly defined efforts to ban criticism of religion in Article 3 of its draft constitution are worrisome.
Tunisia’s Salafis are newly licensed political participants. How have they done so far?
How long can Ennahda toe the line?
Rather than provide military aid to Egypt and Tunisia, the US should focus on reforming the security sector.
Tunisia’s 217-member Constituent Assembly must now write a constitution. What are the next stages of institutional reform?
Following Tunisia's elections, the possibility of an increased role for the military in political decision-making is far-fetched.
Ennahda’s victory can be attributed as much to its campaign strategy as to the popularity of its message. In an election meant to level the political landscape, the party realized that direct engagement with voters (rather than advertising) was the key to victory.
Ennahda, the previously banned Tunisian Islamist party, has entered the new era with a moderate political discourse. However, it faces several challenges and will have to clarify its position on the state's secularism.
While the popular revolution in Tunisia drew strength from its lack of leadership, the absence of a unified voice for the revolution has led to a an incoherent and muddled transition process.