The United States Needs a Post-Election Peace Plan
I study fractured societies from post-war Côte d’Ivoire to post-Arab Spring Tunisia. Here’s how the next president can heal a divided electorate.
The Unthinkable Olive Branch
Sometimes the only way to end a conflict is to forgive those who were behind it.
The Grim Reality Behind Tunisia’s Fairy Tale
Tunisia’s democratic achievements are under threat. Here’s why a fake “national consensus” isn’t the answer.
Tunisia’s War on Islam
Is overzealous prosecution of the war on terror contributing to radicalization?
A Verdict on Change
This ambitious young judge wants to change Tunisia’s justice system. But he still has to type out his own verdicts.
Crisis of Governance: Local Edition
In many ways, democratic Tunisia remains just as centralized as it was before the revolution. And that’s a big problem for the mayor of Kasserine.
Not Arab, and Proud of It
Tunisia’s long-suppressed Amazigh minority is finding its voice for the first time in years.
The Tourism Crash
Terrorist attacks have left Tunisia's tourism sector reeling — but its problems actually go much deeper.
El Khadra Still Can’t Breathe
This devastated community has been calling for help for years. Even in the new Tunisia, no one’s listening.
Tunisia: In Sun and Shadow
It’s a country often billed as the sole success story of the Arab Spring. But the reality is far more fraught.
Tunisia’s Dying Jazz
New freedoms have brought art and religion into conflict, threatening to crush a tradition trapped in the middle.
The Mainstreaming of Tunisia’s Islamists
The Ennahda Party’s latest moves put its political astuteness on show once again.
Trouble in the Wild East
The border town of Ben Guerdane is a haven for smugglers. Locals would like to keep it that way.
Five Years of the New Tunisia
From revolution to disillusionment and back again: milestones on Tunisia’s rocky path to democracy.
Tunisia’s Glorious Confusion
The dawn of democracy is something to root for — but the forces that have pulled the other Arab Spring countries back into upheaval still threaten to undo its progress.
Terms of Abuse
On paper, Tunisia’s revolution has boosted legal protections for women. The reality is starkly different.