Without a new decentralizing framework, elections for new local councils in Tunisia will not make them more responsive to local concerns.
“We are heavily counting on Tunisian and international civil society, the media, and every single Tunisian to get involved in this war on corruption.”
Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.
One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate.
To address the Mediterranean migrant crisis, the EU is seeking closer partnerships with North African states.
Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”
Tensions persist between Tunisia and its former ally the UAE, but Tunisia hopes renewed ties could balance out its current dependence on Qatar.
Tunisia’s national unity government symbolizes political elites’ willingness to cooperate, but their fragile compromise poses risks to the democratic process.
Sada contributors share their take on what the extraordinary election of Donald Trump could mean for a region in turmoil.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
Corruption has continued to fester in post-uprising Tunisia, but new leaks from the Panama Papers may spur real reform.
Sada interviews Charles Tripp on his latest study, which focuses on politics in the aftermath of Tunisia’s revolutionary moment and the battle for public space.
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.
The Nidaa Tounes party’s internal divide and public rift are discrediting it with the Tunisian public.
A presidential proposal to review corruption cases outside Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission will obstruct the body’s ability to implement transitional justice.
Tunisia’s new counterterrorism law infringes on civil liberties and does not provide a framework to prevent violent extremism.
Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.
A disillusioned faction within Nidaa Tounes is drawing on distrust of leftist and conservative leadership to seek more influence in the party.
Contentious politics in a strong, empowered parliament could help Tunisia prevent the consolidation of political power in the executive branch.