On the Situation in Tunisia
A new Tunisian government had essentially been formed by mid-November 2019, and Tunisians have high hopes for it. In October, former professor of law Kais Saied won the presidential election with a landslide victory. The incumbent President was born in 1958 and served as Secretary-General of the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law. President Saied also […]
Tunisia On the Run-Up to Presidential Elections
In the run-up to September 15, when the country will go to the polls, the Tunisian presidential election campaign has been marked by the large number of candidates (26) running for presidency and the intense rivalry between them. This is the second multi-party presidential election to take place since the collapse of the previous regime […]
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 both in the capital, and other cities of the country. Local media sources, while covering […]
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, since the attacker was a Tunisian migrant. Tunisians have been treated extremely cautiously in Europe recently and at this stage it’s imperative for us to understand why. […]
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 units to act more decisively in the fight […]
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 the thoughts of believers are to be occupied with prayer, ISIL once again killed people in this once prosperous […]
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 claimed more lives than any other massacre in the history of Tunisia. Tunisian authorities announced […]
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 residence of the head of state, is 88-year-old Baji Al-Sibsi. He defeated his opponent, Interim President Moncef Marzouki in the second round of presidential elections. Interest in the presidential race in Tunisia, even beyond its […]
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 the internal political life of several Arab states in coming years. It was precisely in this small Mediterranean country with a population of only 11 million that the “Arab Spring” started in December 2010 (with […]
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 power in the country. The victory of the secularist party Call of Tunisia, created only two and a half years ago, pushed the Islamist An-Nahda party, the favorite in the elections for the interim parliament […]
Tunisia: A Paradise Lost
In less than two weeks Tunisia will celebrate the third anniversary of the Jasmin revolution at a time when the future was never so uncertain and so confusing . In fact as this date , 14th January the day Ben Ali run away , approaches more and more questions are raised, people are afraid of […]
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 current events since the Arab Spring began. That is evident from the growing number of forums and meetings and the heated arguments in the blogger space. Recently, 22 representatives of the Islamist movement and 30 […]