October 03, 2017

Is Tunisia’s democracy being derailed?

Source: Democracy Digest

Over the course of just one week, the Tunisian government has made three concerning moves that, taken together, signal a major backsliding in its democratic development, Carnegie analyst Sarah Yerkes writes for Foreign Affairs:

The first occurred on September 11 when Tunisia’s Parliament approved a government reshuffle that enabled the replacement of 13 of 28 cabinet ministers. It was an alarming move, as some of the new ministers have ties to the former regime of dictator Zine el Abidene Ben Ali, who was ousted in 2011 during the Arab Spring.

Read the full article here.


  • Kate Bateman

    Kate Bateman previously served as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow....