• Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Broken Democracy: A Preliminary Assessment

    May 12, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    With Tunisia’s slide into autocracy accelerating every day, this hardly seems the best moment to undertake a frank assessment of its democratic experiment. To …

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Kais Saied’s Fantasies Are Drowning Tunisia

    Apr 27, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    The April 18 arrest of Rached Ghannouchi represents a dramatic escalation of Tunisian President Kais Saied’s assault on the political opposition. The leader of…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    The Success of Tunisian President Kais Saied’s Neofascist Populism

    Mar 2, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    If there was any doubt that Tunisian President Kais Saied is building a new autocracy on the rubble of Tunisia’s imperfect and short-lived democracy, that doub…

  • From our Affiliates
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    What’s Next for Tunisia as Opposition to Saied Grows?

    Feb 12, 2023Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies

    Tunisia’s anti-government protest movements have expanded in recent weeks as the country’s cost-of-living crisis deepens and opposition to President Kais Saied…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Only Tunisians Can Save Tunisia

    Jan 3, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    What if an aspiring autocrat held an election and barely anyone showed up? This question looms large following Tunisia’s December 17 parliamentary election. Wi…

  • From our Affiliates
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    The Tunisian Parliamentary Elections: Adding Fuel to the Fire?

    Dec 22, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On 17 December 2022, the first parliamentary elections were held in Tunisia since President Kais Saied’s 2021 power grab seeking to overturn the 2014 constitut…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Kais Saied Sets the Stage for Tunisia’s December 17 Elections

    Nov 11, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    Autocrats love elections, so long as they know they will win them, of course. But because they have zero tolerance for uncertainty at the polls, autocratic reg…

  • Book Review
    TunisiaProtests and Activism

    Understanding Revolutions – Opening Acts in Tunisia by Azmi Bishara

    Sep 21, 2022Mouldi Lahmar

    The first decade since the onset "Arab Spring" has occasioned tens of thousands of articles, books and studies; thousands of academic seminars and conferences;…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Three Post-Referendum Political Scenarios

    Aug 8, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    Daniel Brumberg offers three potential political scenarios for Tunisia following the country's July 25 referendum on a new constitution that President Kais Sai…

  • Podcast
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Where Does Tunisian’s Democratic Experiment Go from Here?

    Aug 2, 2022

    Sarah Yerkes and Yousef Munayyer discuss Kais Saied’s efforts to change Tunisia’s constitution and consolidate his power. Yerkes is a senior fellow in the Carn…

  • Press Releases
    TunisiaProtests and Activism

    New Book: Understanding Revolutions – Opening Acts in Tunisia

    Jul 25, 2022Azmi Bishara

    The first book in the Understanding Revolutions trilogy by Azmi Bishara is now available. Based on empirical and theoretical investigation, and original insigh…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s New Constitution Will Hasten the Country’s Transition to Autocracy

    Jul 14, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    The gathering storm provoked by Tunisian President Kais Saied’s attempt to forge a new political system could reach a critical moment on July 25. On that day T…