Regions / Tunisia
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.
If Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party survives its current power struggle, it will be thanks to the Obama administration, not fellow Islamists.
The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
Tunisia's stagnant economy could also stagnate its democracy--the good news is Washington can actually help.