Carnegie’s Tunisia Monitor project tracks the status of the country’s transition in the economic, political, and security spheres. This project provides original analysis and policy recommendations from a network of Tunisian contributors and Carnegie experts to inform decisionmakers in Tunisia, Europe, and the United States. This endeavor is supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.

  • Commentary

    The Tunisian President’s Election Plan Is Troubling. So Is the U.S. Response.

    Five months after he seized power, Kais Saied has given no signs he plans to return the country to its democratic path.

  • Sada - Analysis

    Tunisia Facing Increasing Poverty and Regional Inequalities

    The worsening of disparities proves that reforms initiated by governments since 2011 and the strategies implemented by the development plan have failed to ensure social justice and create regional cohesion.

  • Commentary

    China’s Rise in North Africa Won’t Abate Anytime Soon

    The region might be better served from a recommitment by the US and Europe, which might offer palpable inducements of development aid linked to reforms. But with Western governments focused on their own domestic spending plans and Covid-19 recovery, it is more likely that continuing Chinese funds and outreach will further entrench Beijing’s influence in the region for the foreseeable future.

  • Sada - Analysis

    At the Doorstep.... Awaiting Mercy

    Over the past few years, Ragaa and her husband were hardly able to provide for their four children on their meagre income, but when COVID-19 struck, it deprived them of their barely tolerable existence and pushed them over the edge.

  • Commentary

    The Fall

    At stake in Tunisia are the hard-won political gains of the last ten years: the increases in freedom of expression and association, individual rights, and the Tunisian constitution.

  • Commentary

    The Tunisia Model in Crisis

    As the countries around it descended into civil war or regressed into authoritarianism, Tunisia held free and fair national and local elections, adopted a liberal-democratic constitution, and witnessed a peaceful transition of power.

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