The Arab Spring has Come to an End Right Where it Started


The so-called Arab Spring, which began with the string of revolutionary events in Tunisia has now officially ended. It ended last month with Tunisia getting swept by a wave of new demonstrations, with thousands of people taking to the streets…

How Tunisia Got Transformed into a Major Exporter of Jihadists?


The terrorist attack on the Christmas market in Berlin that occurred on December 19, resulted in government officials pledging their commitment to the speedy deportation of failed asylum seekers…

Tunisia and its Security Challenges


According to a recent statement by Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in the resort town of Sousse, a state of emergency is going to be introduced across the country for the next 30 days to allow local army and police…

Recent Attack in Tunisia or “There is No Prophet in His Own Country”


This year the Friday of 9th Ramadan became truly “burning” for Tunisia: 40 people were killed, many more wounded. In the holy month for all Muslims, in which “the Qur’an was revealed” (Al-Baqarah 2: 185), when…

Should Tunisia be Thanking Washington for the Recent Terrorist Attacks?


After a terrorist attack carried out by “Islamic State” (ISIL) militants on a hotel resort in Tunisia on June 26, that resulted in 39 people being killed, the situation in the country has begun to reach boiling point. This attack…

Tunisia: New Occupant of the Palace at Carthage

The new occupant of the palace at Carthage (the location of the ancient city in the suburbs of Tunis), the…

Tunisia – an Exception to the Rule?

The parliamentary elections held in Tunisia on 26 October provide some food for thought concerning what tendencies might prevail in…

Elections in Tunisia: The Decline of the Islamists?

The elections for the new parliament in Tunisia on 25 October brought unexpected changes to the configuration of the political…

Tunisia: A Paradise Lost

In less than two weeks Tunisia will celebrate the third anniversary of the Jasmin revolution at a time when the…

The Role of Political Islam

Arab scholarly circles have become much more interested in the future of political Islam and the role it plays in…

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