Tunisia remains a beacon of hope in the region, but it needs money to build up its political institutions not its military.
Literally: Over 120 disillusioned Tunisians immolated themselves since the start of 2015.
The attacks on Tunisia are, in part, blowback from the NATO attack on Libya that brought an end to Gaddafy’s rule.
Tunis’s Bardo Museum, site of a recent jihadi attack, reflects Tunisia’s multi-cultural history.
With 30% unemployment, jihad becomes more appealing by the day as Tunisia offers young people a future filled with words, not deeds.
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?