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  • Tunisia could be a model for what works in the Mideast

    The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al Qaeda-linked groups, it is important that outsiders not get the impression that Tunisia is yet another failing Arab state on the brink of chaos.
  • Old-guard insider wins Tunisian presidency, preliminary count shows

    In a triumph of the old guard, a former senior member of Tunisia’s pre-revolution government has won the presidency, according to official preliminary results released Monday. Though the results did not represent the full final count, Tunisia&...

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
    Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago. With more than two dozen candidates...

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote
    Tunisians went to the polls Sunday to choose a new parliament, continuing a democratic transition in the wake of their revolution that kicked off the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings. Although the North African nation has had its share of...

    Tunisia offers a rarity in North Africa: calm after an election

    In a region torn by turmoil, the North African nation of Tunisia this week showed itself to be an anomaly. It held a peaceful election that was hailed by monitors as generally free and fair. The Islamists who lost calmly acknowledged defeat even...