- Twelve years after the Arab Springs, the curtain is closing on what has been the only Arab democracy: the so-called Tunisian exception. On May 15, Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi was sentenced to one year of prison as part of a crackdown on dissent that has become more acute since early 2023, but started at least one year ago according to Andrew March.
- Eighty-seven per cent of Tunisians support the President’s decision to ‘freeze’ parliament’s work for 30 days. Yet the danger of an authocratic swing is high.
- Ten years after the sudden destitution of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, all the chickens are coming home to roost in a Tunisia drained by what appears to be a never-ending economic crisis. Political reports mirror a situation that is now festering and in which conflict pervades the present.
- Ahead of a much-awaited government confidence vote, Ennahda and the other main Tunisian parties weigh the price of compromise