Regions / Tunisia
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
Little has been done to address the economic crisis in Tunisia other than to accept foreign loans with their usual austerity strings attached.
Both leading parties in Tunisia, Ennahda and Nidaa Tounes, are committed to neoliberalism and structural adjustment.
Religious tensions, remnants of the police state, and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.
Claims of success for the “Tunisian transition” are premature.
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.
Three ways rebellious young people are still reshaping the Middle East.
Though the attention it has attracted is undeniable, the impact the new constitution will actually have on Tunisia remains to be seen.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
While Tunisia remains an island of hope, its latest government reshuffling promises to change little for the country's impoverished population.