Rather than making North Africa safer, securitizing borders has raised the risk of instability along the region’s frontiers, where communities depend on smuggling.
Can Tunisia serve as a model for Arab Spring countries?
Analysis on why the recent protests erupted in Tunisia.
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.
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.
Sada interviews Charles Tripp on his latest study, which focuses on politics in the aftermath of Tunisia’s revolutionary moment and the battle for public space.