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Life After the Arab Spring

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

It speaks to the openness of Tunisia that there exists a gay club, yet it is tucked inside a bourgeois enclave of exclusion.

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Hakam Al Baba | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Hakam Al Baba

Everything is different; politics and morality, education and parenting, religion and values, and tactics and strategies. Even geographical boundaries are in constant flux. Some countries perish, others are formed. Maps blend together, and boundaries disappear.

Tunisia's Museum Attack Puts The Spotlight On Its Foreign Fighter Problem

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home

Tunisia reeled from the deadly shooting Wednesday at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis that left 21 dead -- including two gunmen -- in one of the wo...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Tunisia Has A Democracy, If They Can Keep It | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Tunisia, where the Arab Spring first arose, has a new democratically elected government following presidential elections over the weeken...

Tunisia Is Where The Arab Spring Worked -- And Why

The European | Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel of The European sat down with Rafik Abdessalem -- the former foreign minister of Tunisia and a leading member of...

Tunisia's Hopes Near Realization

Rached Ghannouchi | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home
Rached Ghannouchi

On the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, the principal question is: has the Tunisian model for democratic transition succeeded in placing Tunisia on the path of democracy? And what are the principal features of this model that make it successful?

Turning the Tide: Three Years Later Tunisia Is Still the Forerunner of the Arab Spring

Arezo Yazd | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Arezo Yazd

Whether Tunisia turns into a stronghold of stability and democratic governance in the coming years is uncertain, but given the region's current volatility, Tunisia seems to be light-years ahead of its neighbors.

Three Years Since Revolution, Tunisia Seeks to Reckon With Difficult Past

David Tolbert | Posted 03.16.2014 | Home
David Tolbert

While those in Western countries may wonder what is meant by "transitional justice," in societies emerging from a period of mass abuse -- such as systematic torture, massive disappearances and crimes against humanity -- the question of how to address past abuses is an urgent one, particularly for victims.

Sophia Jones

'There Was Blood On The Streets. We Fought And We Got Nothing.' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia -- Three years ago, a 26-year-old street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the municipal headquarters in this dusty...

Tunisia's Ruling Party Conflicted About Religion

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The young man at the entrance to Zitouna, the oldest mosque in the Tunis medina, was adamant. Non-Muslims could no longer enter the buildi...

Tunisia: Anti-Islamist MP Shot and Killed on Republic Day

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | Home
Amira Yahyaoui

For better or worse, Tunisia might be following the example of Egypt and starting its own rebellion. Unless social violence and government incompetence become so banal that Tunisians fail to react to the second political assassination of its democratic transition.

Tunisians Worry About Loss Of Freedoms Gained Under The Arab Spring

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Three women got Nadia Jelassi into trouble. Veiled and surrounded by stones, the busts of three women were attacked by Salafis...

Was The Arab Spring A Conspiracy? | Posted 04.28.2012 | Weird News

After many of years chaffing under the yoke of an oppressive regime, the downtrodden people of a backwards nation were empowered by social media and W...

You Say You Want A Revolution...

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

On Jan. 25, 2011, one year ago today, Egyptian protesters began the 18-day uprising that ended in the ejection of President Hosni Mubarak. The even...

From The Streets Of Tunisia To Wall Street

Hedi Jaouad | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Hedi Jaouad

This Sunday, Tunisians will go to the polls for the first transparent, multi-party elections in their 3,000-year history.