The dissolution of Tunisia’s ruling coalition marks an opportunity for politics to shift away from formal consensus toward party competition and the renewal of constructive debate.
The Carnegie Middle East Program will screen the documentary, “Tunisia: Justice in Transition.” The film tracks the trajectory of Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission, established in 2013 to address the crimes of the Ben Ali and Bourguiba regimes.
Building more community networks to combat violent extremism may help Tunisian authorities develop a holistic, long-term strategy to rehabilitate returning fighters.
Tunisia’s parliamentary committees overseeing security and defense are not tackling urgently needed reforms to the sector, largely due to members’ lack of expertise.
For decentralization in Tunisia to be successful, the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.
A recently released report provokes new rifts between the country’s secular and religious forces.
A lasting solution to insecurity on the Tunisia-Libya border will require a broad socioeconomic approach that includes pursuing alternative development opportunities and tackling corruption.
The government and civil society have been productive collaborators during previous phases of the Tunisian transition, but today, a climate of fear and a growing trust gap are getting in the way of their cooperation.
While most residents of Tunis support a woman as mayor, a sizable minority does not, which may present obstacles for the newly elected Souad Abderrahim.
The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.