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Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. The 2018 protests should serve as a warning, writes Khadija Mohsen-Finan.

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 revolution, writes Anna Boots.

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential political actors, writes Usman Butt.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Women who have had pre-marital sex often undergo hymen reconstruction surgery as a way to manufacture their purity for their husbands and ...

The New Arab

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

Rached Ghannouchi, chief of Tunisia's Ennahdha party, is taking legal action against Sky News Arabia over a report accusing him of ...

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed by national guard

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed by national guard

The health ministry said 50 others were hospitalised after suffering from broken bones or the effects of tear gas during clashes with security ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Comment Arab leaders are split over whether terrorism or democracy is the legacy of the Arab Spring, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Tunisia overturns one-year compulsory jail term for cannabis

The New Arab

Tunisia overturns one-year compulsory jail term for cannabis

The Tunisian parliament, supported by the country's president, voted to overturn law 52, which had placed thousands of young people in jail.

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

Marc Cher-Leparrain

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and ...

Calls mount against Tunisia jail-for-joint law

The New Arab & agencies

Calls mount against Tunisia jail-for-joint law

Rights groups are demanding that a Tunisian drug law that sees prison for smoking cannabis be liberalised.

Tunisia stability threatened by murder: Islamist party

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia stability threatened by murder: Islamist party

Tunisia's Islamist movement warned the latest murder of the group's sympathiser, Mohamed Zaouari could fuel unrest in the country.

The New Arab

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi 'to mediate between Gaddafi-loyalists and Islamists'

Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi has reportedly been approached by Gaddafi loyalists to help mend ties with Islamists in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Rafaa Chehoudi

Tunisia's political shake-up: Welcome change or legitimacy undermined?

Comment: Tunisia's PM-designate has put together a diverse cabinet, but he will have to justify his choices if he is to dispel questions over ...

Robert Springborg

Firewall or stepping stone? American support for moderate Islamists

Comment: Far from facilitating democratic transitions, US support for moderate Islamists as a firewall strategy was ill-advised and instead ...

Michael Brenner

The Tunisian exception

Comment: Michael Brenner examines the ingredients behind Tunisia's successful democratic institutions, the lessons other countries might learn, ...

The crisis of political Islam, (III): Reform, violence

Azmi Bishara

The crisis of political Islam, (III): Reform, violence

Comment: Islamists must choose between developing into a civil and democratic political and cultural force, or conservative isolation with a ...

Azmi Bishara

The crisis of political Islam (II): Islamism and politics

Islamists disregarded democratic principles that the Arab Spring protesters had advocated for, leading to their eventual failures, writes Dr. ...

Tunisia's dark history of racial discrimination

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

Tunisia's dark history of racial discrimination

Comment: Transitional justice in Tunisia should extend to those who continue to be excluded from society, writes Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

The crisis of political Islam: Problems of terminology

Azmi Bishara

The crisis of political Islam: Problems of terminology

Comment: Political Islam is the end result of the enforced separation of religion and governance, leaving Islamist groups in crisis from their ...

Tunisia's <em>Ennahdha</em> re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam Tunisia's Ennahdha re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's Ennahdha re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam

Video: Rached Ghannouchi has been re-elected leader of Tunisia's formerly Islamist movement, Ennahdha, as the party makes formal steps ...

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