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Tunisia is back on a knife edge – here’s why

Tunisia is back on a knife edge – here’s why

By Pamela Abbott and Andrea Teti | (The Conversation) | - - While celebrating the seventh anniversary of the ousting of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians have been demonstrating against their…
The Tunisian revolution seven years on

The Tunisian revolution seven years on

By Lakhdar Ghettas | (OpenDemocracy.net) | - - Seven years after the Tunisian revolution one can dissect four main conflict issues in Tunisia today. A rally marking the third anniversary of the…
Women as a force for Democracy in Repressive Egypt

Women as a force for Democracy in Repressive Egypt

Anwar Mhajne and Crystal M Whetstone | The Conversation | - - Democracies in sub-Saharan and North Africa have regressed in recent years. Ethnic and religious minorities, political opposition, women and the…

The Arab Spring and the Western Winter

Ishac Diwan | (Project Syndicate) | - - BEIRUT – There are many striking parallels between the “Arab Spring” that began in 2010 and the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the election of…