Hamza Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform, the political economy of conflicts, and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa. In late September, Diwan interviewed Meddeb on developments in Tunisia, in particular the decision on September 22 of President Qaïs Saied to govern by decree. This comes after Saied suspended Tunisia’s parliament and dismissed the prime minister in July, developments that the Tunis-based Meddeb has been watching closely.