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Tunisia Revolution

Absence of Accountability Key Obstacle to Democratic Transitions in Middle East and North Africa

David Tolbert | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David Tolbert

What are the obstacles to democratic transition in the Arab world? It is a critical question, as the lives and well-being of millions of people are at stake.

Tunisia's Hopes Near Realization

Rached Ghannouchi | Posted 04.03.2014 | World
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?

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

David Tolbert | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
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.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

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...

Tens Of Thousands Of Tunisians Take To The Streets

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tens of thousands of Tunisians filled the streets of their capital to protest the government, deepening the sense of unease in a cou...

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

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

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
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.

Tunis Hints of Backpedaling on Syria

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.30.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Tunisia's own transition has been rockier than its quick disappearance from our media radar screen might lead us to think, and Tunisians' experience of Islamist politics has changed the lens through which many here now view Syria.

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Arabian Night

Layla Demay | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Layla Demay

The last time I was in Tunisia it was a few months after the fall of Ben Ali, and I wonder how much the country has changed now that a transition government led by the Islamist party Ennahda is in charge.

Ex-Dictator's Property Goes Under Hammer

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisian authorities are putting property confiscated from ousted Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali up for auction. That inc...

Tunisia One Year Later: More of the Same but Hope for Change

Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi

The Constitution has not been drafted, the date of the next election has not been set, and we continue to plod through the various crises agitating our society and an economy that does not stop sinking.

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...

What Does the Informal Sector Mean for Global Economic Growth?

John Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
John Sullivan

The informal sector -- those businesses and entrepreneurs who work outside of the formal market economy -- is huge and largely undocumented in most developing economies.

Celebrating Independence Goes Beyond Parties, Candidates and Constitutions

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

We needed time to build our emotional and physical identity. So why is it that we are so critical of other nations, like Egypt and Tunisia, which have barely had a year to finalize their new constitutions, or a four-year term to test out their newly elected parties?

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

U.S. Intervention in the Middle East

Katherine Krauss | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

Not every country is suited for an American-style democracy, and it is perhaps best if Americans adopt a principle of their own and let the people of the new nations craft their own governments.

The Power is in Our Fingertips

The Communicator | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
The Communicator

Today, after more than a year since the Egyptian revolution began, I realize that only time will tell how effective social media will continue to be in the struggle against inhumane regimes.

Women After the Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Women were also involved in protests in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia. But their efforts and momentum have yet to be transferred into leadership roles that are directing the future of countries.

Letter From Tunis: Time to Repair a System That Has Become Ridiculous

Jeremy Barnicle | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Jeremy Barnicle

Watching the 2012 campaign unfold from a distance, it is clear to me that the American political system has become ridiculous at a time when we really need it to work.

The Inevitable Islamist Domination in the New Arab Democracies

Christopher Reeve | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Christopher Reeve

What is perhaps the most interesting advantage for Islamists is the inevitably split secular vote. Like elsewhere in the world, people who believe in secularism do not necessarily agree on social and economic policy.

"The Revolution Will Spread Throughout the Muslim World - and Beyond"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

People call him "The Godfather of the new Islamist Middle East." Rachid Ghannouchi, whose Ennahdha party won Tunisia's first free elections last November, does indeed spearhead the post-Arab Spring Middle East.

Tunisia's Revolution, an Example for the Region?

John L. Esposito | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
John L. Esposito

"People thought: you get democracy, you get jobs," Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki explained to us, as he described the fragility and urgency of the situation facing his government.

The West's Imprudent Investment in Islamist Movements

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is unacceptable for the world to stand idly by, watching what is happening to Arab women in the age of change, and welcoming the prevailing democracy that takes away women's fundamental and democratic rights.

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...