Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
Posts Tagged: tunisia elections
Little has been done to address the economic crisis in Tunisia other than to accept foreign loans with their usual austerity strings attached.
Religious tensions, remnants of the police state, and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.
Moncef Marzouki's inauguration as president of Tunisia was a precious moment to Tunisians.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.
Deposed Tunisian President Zine al Abedine Ben Ali left a legacy of repression, torture, and death.
Although many challenges lie ahead, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia shows that the country is starting to work like a real democracy.