Regions / Tunisia
Although many challenges lie ahead, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia shows that the country is starting to work like a real democracy.
Behind the scenes, deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali's old security network is still a force to contend with.
Neither the protesters nor the transitional government will stand for anti-semitism in Tunisia.
Tunisian students are energized by the prospect of participating in government.
Fear that governments will remain intact with only cosmetic changes are not unfounded.
The disillusionment which fueled the 1990s civil war in Algeria simmers beneath the surface because little has changed.
A literary novel from 1990 becomes a historical reality on the streets of Tunisia in 2011.
It is not only Mubarak's regime which has been discredited, but 32 years of U.S. support.
Tunisian women were at the forefront of their revolution, and they are trying to make their voices heard in the transition as well.
The "Tunisian Miracle" of dictator Ben Ali offered economic progress in exchange for civil liberties and thus sowed the seeds of discord.