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.
The Arab Spring has regained force in Tunisia as the country takes important steps towards the democratic foundation of the second republic, the most important of which are the peaceful transfer of power, the ratification of the constitution, and the formation of a technocratic government.
Like much of the rest of the Arab Spring, the urge of
the millennial generation across North Africa and the Middle East for a more
multicultural world seems far from realization, but they have put it on a
future Arab agenda. Its moment will return.
When international organisations declare a crisis over and refugee camps are closed, what happens to those who remain? Oliver Tringham reports on a pilot community project to restore rights and create livelihoods for refugees forgotten in the wake of the Arab Spring.
The world has been applauding Tunisia for its new progressive constitution and a new caretaker government of technocrats who are running the country until elections later this year. But do we have to accept ex-Ben Ali officials back into politics while the generation of change is being imprisoned?