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January 14, 2021
Ten years ago today, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia after more than two decades of undemocratic rule, marking the culmination of what is now known as the Jasmine Revolution.  The uprising erupted just a month earlier with the self-immolation of a fruit vendor in Sidi Bouzid that sparked... Read More
January 05, 2021
This fall, Tunisia’s parliament postponed two bills, for the eighth time in five years, meant to establish the country’s long-awaited Constitutional Court. Introduced in Tunisia’... Read More
November 12, 2020
This fall ushered in Tunisia’s third government in less than a year, led by its eighth prime minister since the revolution in 2011. The new government now faces the massive task of managing COVID-19 while also addressing the country’s looming economic crisis. To add to these challenges, it will... Read More
July 10, 2020
Despite lacking the resources of wealthier, more powerful neighbors, Tunisia has managed to contain the spread of COVID-19 and start the process of re-opening its economy – even welcoming tourists back at the end of June. Transparency, public awareness, and a nascent culture of civic engagement... Read More
February 20, 2020
It has been nine years since Tunisians kicked off the Arab Spring by taking to the streets to demand a citizen-centered government that would respond to popular dissatisfaction with corruption and economic strife. Nearly a decade later, the country has made significant progress toward democracy,... Read More
October 10, 2019
Two outsiders emerged as front runners in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential race on September 15th in a rebuke of the political establishment. These candidates, a little-known professor and a populist media magnate, capitalized on exasperation with elite-driven politics and deteriorating... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 11, 2019
Until last weekend, the World Cup was the only event that I could rely on seeing on every TV in every café in Tunis. But for three nights over this past weekend, soccer took a rare back seat to a whole different kind of competition: the... Read More
September 10, 2019
All eyes are on Tunisia as it prepares for a presidential election on September 15 — an election hastened by the untimely death of President Beji Kaid Essebsi, the founding father of Tunisia’s second republic. Despite disenchantment with Tunisia’s direction since the Arab Spring, the... Read More

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