Following the Arab Spring, the fight for women’s sexual and social rights will be won in the Middle East and North Africa through progressive evolution, not revolution.
Although Maghreb states have tended to pursue border security unilaterally, increased transnational coordination at the local level offers a more sustainable approach.
Analysis on why the recent protests erupted in Tunisia.
Tunisia’s cabinet reshuffle, Administrative Reconciliation Law, and election postponement are prompting fears of a return of the Ben Ali regime.
Given the domestic upheavals that accompanied the Arab uprisings of 2011, how did Tunisia become the Arab Spring’s success story? Part of the answer is the pragmatism of the Islamist Ennahda movement, which formed a troika coalition with two secular parties after the ouster of the country’s dictator.
Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.
Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform.
Tensions persist between Tunisia and its former ally the UAE, but Tunisia hopes renewed ties could balance out its current dependence on Qatar.
Economic challenges threaten the country’s transition to democracy and constitutional government.
Tunisia’s successful Ennahda Party has moved towards separating its religious and political activities. It marks an important milestone in the development of Arab politics.
Corruption has continued to fester in post-uprising Tunisia, but new leaks from the Panama Papers may spur real reform.
Four very different events on the same day all confirm once again the hard consequences of the unsustainable policies that all Arab governments, without exception, pursued since the 1970s.
Within and beyond the Arab World, many see the Maghreb’s smallest country as a beacon of hope. Tunisians themselves aren’t so sure.
Unsteady leadership in the Maghreb could lead to new problems, both on a local and regional level.
أثار صعود الإسلاميين في أعقاب الربيع العربي حالة من الاستقطاب المجتمعي في العديد من الدول. وبينما يتصدَّر الجهاديون اليوم مشهد حركات الإسلام السياسي بعد أن استخدموا العنف الشديد في السيطرة على مساحات واسعة من الأراضِ، ينبغي طرح سؤال: هل يمكن التوفيق بين الإسلام السياسي والحداثة العلمانية؟
The Nidaa Tounes party’s internal divide and public rift are discrediting it with the Tunisian public.
Happenings, speakers, and events at the American University in Cairo.
Long-needed reforms to Tunisia’s judiciary may soon emerge, but structural reforms are just one of the many daunting tasks ahead of the branch.