• Policy Analysis
    North AfricaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Maghreb-France Relations as Macron Begins Second Term

    May 26, 2022Zeidon Alkinani

    For France to remain on good terms with North Africa, it has to be ready to offer concrete assistance and avoid what in many respects have been Macron’s symbol…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Kais Saied Continues His Assault on the Tunisian State

    Apr 8, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    It is difficult to say whether Tunisian President Kais Saied’s March 30 announcement that he is dissolving the country’s parliament represents a turning point …

  • Policy Analysis
    North AfricaDemocracy and Governance

    The Islamists of Northwest Africa: Accommodation and Co-optation

    Jan 26, 2022Amal Ghazal

    Analyses of Islamists in Northwest Arica—from Mauritania to Libya—follow a common pattern of distinguishing militants among them from non-militants. In particu…

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Can Tunisia’s Leaders Forge a New Democratic Bargain?

    Dec 29, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    Nothing captures Tunisia’s crisis of democracy better than this act: the sentencing, in absentia, of former President Moncef Marzouki to four years in prison. …

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Is Tunisia Transitioning to a Liberalized Autocracy?

    Nov 18, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    If in the coming months Tunisia undergoes a transition, given current conditions, it will probably not be along a path back to democracy. Indeed, while Preside…

  • Policy Analysis

    Saied’s New Decree Deepens Tunisia’s Crisis

    Oct 7, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    Two telling events unfolded in Tunisia on October 3rd. The first was a demonstration by thousands of flag-waving citizens proclaiming their support for Preside…

  • From our Affiliates
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisian Presidential Coup Threatens a National Crisis

    Sep 28, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On 22 September 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied announced a partial suspension of the constitution and other extraordinary measures that allow him to rule …

  • Policy Analysis
    TunisiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Risky Business: Kais Saied’s Regional Alliances

    Aug 20, 2021Daniel Brumberg

    Three weeks after President Kais Saied used Article 80 of the constitution to impose what can be called a ‘state of exceptionalism,’ Tunisians are waiting for …

  • Op-Eds

    Are young Islamists giving up on the ballot box?

    Aug 18, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    After a decade of being forced out of power and outlawed despite success at the polls, there's a growing fear that Islamists might see violence as the only ans…

  • From our Affiliates
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia after 25 July: Prospects for a Country in Crisis

    Aug 16, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Three weeks after what many considered as a coup against the constitution, Tunisian President Kais Saied continues to enforce measures aimed at changing the na…

  • Podcast
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Where Does Tunisia Go from Here?

    Aug 12, 2021

    Laryssa Chomiak joins host Yousef Munayyer to discuss the constitutional crisis in Tunisia which started after Kais Saied sacked the prime minister and suspend…

  • Event Video
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Constitutional Crisis and Yearning for Democracy in Northwest Africa

    Aug 6, 2021Tamara Kharroub

    On August 5, 2021, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a webinar titled “Tunisia’s Constitutional Crisis and Yearning for Democracy in Northwest Africa.” ACW …