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Tunisia – What Now?

September 2, 2021 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

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Tunisia, the lone democracy remaining from the Arab Spring, is at a crossroads. The Covid-19 pandemic devastated an already struggling economy, while the political system has grown increasingly ineffectual. Last month, Tunisia's president Kais Saied suspended the parliament, sacked the prime minister, and significantly increased his own power for 30 days, and on August 23 he extended those moves indefinitely.

What does the future hold for Tunisia? What can the United States and its allies, who together have invested billions of dollars in the Tunisian democratic experiment, do to support Tunisia in its crisis? Join us for a conversation hosted by the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development, Middle East Program, Human Rights Initiative, and Congressional and Government Affairs on the important and surprising developments in Tunisia.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Marti Flacks

​Marti Flacks

Former Khosravi Chair in Principled Internationalism and Former Director, Human Rights Initiative
Chairman, House Democracy Partnership; Member, House Appropriations State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee

Arbia Jebali

President of Free Speech Association