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Roundtable organised by The Jasmine Foundation: “The role of Arab Diaspora in Democratic Transitions: Political and Economic Challenges”

“The role of Arab Diaspora in Democratic Transitions: Political and Economic Challenges”   Roundtable organised by The Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication   In partnership with the European Research Council research programme WAFAW (When Authoritarianism Falls in the Arab World) 17 October 2014, Foundouq El-Attarine, Tunis   The Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication

The Jasmine Foundation’s Youth and the Constitution Forum: CC FORUM

The Jasmine Foundation’s ‘CC FORUM’ (Youth and the Constitution Forum), a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme, organised its inaugural youth competition on 11 and 12 October. The activity, held in Hammamet, brought together 75 young people from the inner city area of Cite Ettadhamen in Tunis to present projects to improve youth

The Tunisian Diaspora is the Key to FDI BY MOHAMED MALOUCHE

In the wake of Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s world tour to court international assistance, the focus on Tunisia’s economy has taken center stage a means to further the country’s momentum—but not all options are being explored. Tunisia needs an immediate cash injection and substantial investment to finance its deficit and grow its economy. Tunisians living

Terrorism Law: On the Back Burner Once Again?

After months of discussion and close examination in the National Constituent Assembly, media and public discourse, Tunisia’s draft organic law to combat terrorism and money laundering has been put on hold. The Constituent Assembly’s bureau announced at the end of September that in view of the request by the Presidency and government to prioritise urgent

Tunisia’s Lessons for the Middle East: Why the First Arab Spring Transition Worked Best

The sudden collapse in 2011 of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in Tunisia, one of the most robust security states in the Arab world, inspired protests from Egypt to Yemen. Some of these movements managed to topple entrenched autocratic rulers; others did not. Although Tunisia has its problems, it is safe to say that

IRI POLL: Tunisia’s democratic transition at a crossroads

Washington, DC – Five months after the landmark passage of Tunisia’s constitution, and with historic elections expected in October and November of this year, a new IRI poll  finds Tunisia once again at a crossroads in its democratic transition. “Democracy does not lead to overnight prosperity, and Tunisians are coming to terms with this reality,” said Scott Mastic,

Tunisia Crackdown Raises Fears of Rights Rollback

Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists. Tunisia was the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings, but the nation’s battle against terrorism is raising fears that it might be returning to its

Tunisia Peace Ranking Slips, Retains “High Level of Peace”

Tunisia’s ranking among the world’s most peaceful countries fell from 75 to 79 (out of 162) during 2014, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index (GPI). Despite the slide, the report classifies Tunisia as a country with a “high level of peace.” Its position ranks second among Maghreb countries, with Morocco at