In the Crossfire: Islamists' Travails in Tunisia

Author
Anouar Boukhars
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Abstract
Tunisia is struggling with insecurity, social tensions, and ideological divisions three years after President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted during a popular uprising. But the country is making progress on the path to democracy. Islamist and secular politicians have struck a potentially landmark agreement that could get Tunisia's democratic transition back on track. To solidify gains and ensure that a successful Tunisian experiment reverberates across the Arab world, socioeconomic struggles that fuel protests and radicalism must be confronted.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Security, Democratization, Treaties and Agreements
Political Geography
Arabia, North Africa, Tunisia