Articles tagged with: Tunisia

Youssef Cherif
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on : Friday, 21 Mar, 2014

Everyone’s New Friend

In the early years after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, the US was perceived as friendly. It was only in 1956 that its charismatic first president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, clearly shifted into the Soviet camp (however non-aligned he had claimed to be). While the US put Nasser under pressure for his social reforms and anti-Israel rhetoric, the Soviets offered him almost unconditional help. Hence, between the years 1956 and 1973, Egypt grew close to the Soviet Union. Much like Egypt in the e...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2014

Mr Ghannouchi Goes to Washington

Rachid Ghannouchi visited Washington recently and brought some welcome relief from the steady stream of bad news flowing out of the Arab world these days. The leader of Ennahda, Tunisia’s Islamist movement, arrived in the wake of the approval of a new Tunisian constitution on January 26, a document meant to consolidate the North African country’s 2010 revolution and keep it moving towards a more democratic future. The document guarantees freedom of conscience and belief, as well as e...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 4 Mar, 2014

Marzouki: Tunisia first democracy in the Arab world

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki vowed to defend human rights in Tunisia during a speech in Geneva on Monday, and said that his government would be t...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2014

Democracy in the Making

Tunisia’s next general elections will mark the end of its transitional period—but it is still unclear when elections will take place, what parties will run for office a...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Monday, 10 Feb, 2014

An Ending and a Beginning

Three years and six governments after Ben Ali's overthrow and the eruption of the Arab Spring, Tunisia has managed to avoid civil war, witnessed a peaceful transfer of power (three...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 7 Feb, 2014

Editorial: Finally, Some Good News

You could be forgiven for feeling suitably gloomy about the prospects of the Arab uprisings. The Geneva sequel is failing to change the horror on the ground in Syria, Egypt has...

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Tasbeeh Herwees
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on : Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014

A Stark Reality for Libya’s Progress

This week, in Tunisia, the country's National Assembly passed a new constitution providing a clear benchmark for the progress of a democratic transition in the wake of the 2011...

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Vish Sakthivel
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on : Tuesday, 14 Jan, 2014

Morocco’s Shi’ites Shout About Syria

As the US war drums beat in the run-up to the military strike on Syria that never happened, the Moroccan Shi’ite Union (Risali Maghribiya) put out a communiqué condemning th...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 10 Jan, 2014

Tunisia: PM-designate Jomaa closing in on cabinet formation

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa has taken concrete steps to forming a technocratic caretaker government to oversee Tunisia until new elections can b...

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James Roslington and Jason Pack
on : Monday, 6 Jan, 2014

Tunisia’s Most Wanted

Late December 2013, the Tunisian government’s news agency reported that the country’s most wanted terrorist had been arrested. Citing an anonymous “security source,” th...

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