Posts Tagged: tunisia
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.
Claims of success for the “Tunisian transition” are premature.
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.
Despite reservations, both Washington and Paris have decided that, when it comes to Tunisia, the horse they are going to ride is the Ennahda party.