Tunisia’s first democratically elected president died on July 25. His death has squeezed even tighter what was already a narrow window for the election campaign, with far-reaching consequences.
Algeria’s military will probably continue its direct and open involvement in politics, despite protests.
Tunisia has shown the revolutionary nature of a rare Arab democratic transition.
Political paralysis in Algeria is hampering urgently needed economic reforms.
The military has no interlocutors with which to negotiate a transition toward broader participation in national decisions.
Tunisia faces its first transition of power since Beji Caid Essebsi became the first democratically elected president. Carnegie Fellow Sarah Yerkes explains what the recent death of President Essebsi means for the future of Tunisia.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
For more than four months now, protesters in Algeria have been urging a clean-up of the country's politics and a new constitution.
As pushback increases against the Algerian protests, the United States has chosen to remain silent.
With diplomacy failing and a battlefield stalemate in Libya, the United States must act to protect Libyan civilians from humanitarian disaster.