Tunisia is now at a crossroads, facing the largest challenge to its democratic transition yet. How should it respond without undermining the rights and freedoms that have been so resolutely fought for?
Islamic State project is finding some consensus in countries where political
deadlock reduces our social lives to a primordial level. Social and economic
frustration stays at an all-time high level, even in a country like Tunisia.
On the first anniversary of Mohamed
Brahmi’s assassination, his widow, Mbarka Brahmi, denounces fundamentalism and terrorism
in Tunisia. This article is republished following the murderous attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis.
In conversations with Karima Bennoune, Tunisian intellectual Amel Grami shares her analysis of the political crisis in Tunisia during the rule of the Ennahda party, and the strategies needed to defeat fundamentalism.
Essebsi should take this crucial moment in Tunisian
history as an opportunity to reinvent himself, to rise to the many challenges
he faces—greatest of which is to unite Tunisians and support the democratic transition.
Not only did the Arab peoples revolt, but the power of their revolts was so significant and threatening to the regional geopolitical order that the regional powers had to diffuse the collective consciousness at any cost.
mounting social and security risks should prompt the west to engage with all
segments of Tunisian society to thwart the rise of sectarianism and
polarization, looming in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.