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Tunisia Riots

A Tale of Two Tyrants

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to the fact that as a bloody, corrupt Tunisian dictator headed off to exile, another corrupt and bloody former dictator who fled his country almost 25 years ago returned to Haiti.

What Tunisia's Protests Have Done for social media

Annabel Symington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annabel Symington

The Tunisian protests didn't get the same breathless exposure that the mainstream media granted the Iran protests in 2009 -- but Tunisia's vocal youth...

What's Next for Tunisia?

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

At this point, it is hard to understand who the actors will be in determining Tunisia's future, and that makes finding partners to build that future all the more difficult.

Wikileaks Needs to Fine Tune Its Media Strategy

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

If it seeks to alter this equation and exert an impact where it matters most, WikiLeaks should become shrewder about what documents it releases and the actual proportion of such releases.

Former Tunisian First Lady, Despised By Nation, Draws Imelda Marcos Comparisons

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisians couldn't stand her even more than they couldn't stand him. The end of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's iron-fiste...

Tunisians Topple Tyranny: Revolution Has "Electrified People Across the Arab World"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On Monday, Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced members of opposition parties would hold government positions for the first time. Democracy Now! spoke with four people about the Tunisian revolution.

Two More Protestors Light Themselves On Fire As Copycat Burnings Continue

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A 25-year-old unemployed man died in a hospital on Tuesday after setting himself on fire in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, securi...

Horrifying Copycat Suicide Protests Sweep North Africa

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO/ALGIERS (Reuters) - The self-immolation that set off the protest wave which toppled Tunisia's leader has led to apparent copycat protests in ot...

Why You Should Travel To Tunisia

Judie Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Judie Fein

You certainly do not want to book a trip to Tunisia today or tomorrow. But soon, when order is restored, you will want to visit this remarkable country with its caring, concerned, brave and freedom-loving people.

Tunisia PM To Announce New Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's prime minister promised to announce a new coalition government on Monday and called for calm after security forces fough...

Tunisia: Democratic Triumph or U.S. Disaster?

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

Will the Tunisian military really throw open the doors to all political groups? Jasmine uprisings across the Middle East and Central Asia could spell disaster for American policy.

Tunisia's Presidential Security Chief Arrested As Violence Continues

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Major gunbattles erupted outside the palace of Tunisia's deposed president, in the center of the capital, in front of the main ...

The Awakening of the Arab World

Adla Massoud | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adla Massoud

With the emergence of a large layer of educated youth who have no job prospects and no future, the Arab people have reached a boiling point.

The Jasmine Revolution: One-Time Wonder or Portent of Things Yet to Come?

William F. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William F. Schulz

While elements of Tunisia's so-called Jasmine Revolution parallel other upheavals, no one knows for sure what makes for success when it comes to explosions of popular outrage.

Tunisia: The First Arab Democratic Revolution?

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shadi Hamid

Stability is often illusory. Autocracies are stable -- until they're not, and then it's too late. This will, or at least should, be one of the major lessons of the Tunisian uprising.

What U.S. Diplomacy Can Learn from Tunisia

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Varsavsky

U.S. diplomats telling a detailed story about corruption in Tunisia and a group of determined journalists accomplished what a decade of military intervention in the Middle East could not: a popular uprising against a dictator.

Tunisia Uprising Drives Iron-Fisted Ruler From Power

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — After 23 years of iron-fisted rule, the president of Tunisia was driven from power Friday by violent protests over soaring unem...

How Tunisian Facebookers Will Change Newsrooms

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena

After weeks of unrest in Tunisia seen only through videos uploaded on Facebook, it seems as our psychological apprehension to rely on social networks as a news source will finally come to an end.

Tunisia's Riots: A Warning to Regimes in the Middle East

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Ritz

People are not so easily distracted toward foreign enemies when their own government turns on a starving population that cannot afford the rising cost of food.

Tunisia's Political Unrest Continues As Strongman Leader Ousted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tunisia has been rocked by riots recently over unemployment and corruption, thought to have been sparked by the suicide of a young man who could not f...

Where Exactly Is Tunisia?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tunisia has been rocked by riots over unemployment and corruption, which culminated today in the ouster of president and strongman Zine El Abidine Ben...

Tunisia Riots: Tourists Evacuated As Protests Continue

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

TUNIS, Tunisia — Thousands of demonstrators marched through Tunisia's capital on Friday to demand the resignation of the country's autocratic le...

Tunisia Protests Continue Amid Calls For President's Resignation

AP/The Huffington Post | ELAINE GANLEY and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Violent anti-government protests drove Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power Friday after 23 years of iron...

Is Tunisia The First WikiLeaks Revolution?

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tunisians didn't need any more reasons to protest when they took to the streets these past weeks -- food prices were rising, corruption was rampant, a...

Everything You Need To Know About Tunisia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's government is imposing a curfew on the capital and surrounding region after weeks of violent riots reached Tunis. (Sc...