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Chinese Investment in Africa, The Maghreb and Tunisia

2020-03-17T14:14:07+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Reading Corner|

Abstract Also known as “One Belt, one Road" (OBOR), the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. It is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in history. The goal is to promote production, trade and investment, as well as the physical and digital integration of international markets. The [...]

Background Note – Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia.

2019-10-16T12:17:04+00:00October 16th, 2019|Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia|

The widespread assumption that any political change can only come with the assistance of a super power was contradicted when an up-rise in Tunisia toppled a regime that reigned for over twenty-three years. The world was taken aback by these events in a country that “seemed the best in the class: stable, presentably secular, engaged [...]

انتخابات – الفوارق الجديدة

2020-03-17T14:18:37+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Reading Corner|

ان كان هناك خلاصة يجب استنتاجها من انتخابات 2019 فهي أنه ليس من الصعب التنبؤ بنتائجها، فالرغبة بإحداث تغيير سياسي بعد 2011 تلاشي بسبب الوضع الاقتصادي والسياسي المتردي والغير المستقر، إلى جانب العديد من الاحداث الاجتماعية والسياسية التي اثرت على مسار تونس ما بعد الثورة. الفوارق بين الأجيال إن أثبتت هذه الانتخابات شيئًا ما، فسيكون [...]

Elections of Emerging New Differences

2020-03-17T14:20:58+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Reading Corner|

One conclusion should strictly be derived from the results of the Tunisian presidential elections: there is nothing unpredictable about the outcomes. The excitement of bringing about political change after 2011, has subsided due to unstable economy and confusing politics. Many factors have contributed to the buildup of this new political scene. Various elements impacted the [...]

The Justice system’s approach towards convicted violent extremists in Tunisia

2020-02-10T12:09:32+00:00September 20th, 2019|Reports, Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia|

Author: Wathek Ltifi Tunisia’s fight against terrorism is being carried on multiple fronts. Prisons and rehabilitation institutions are one of the paramount environments that proved on myriad of accounts to be fragile and sensitive source of violent extreme behaviors. Since Tunisia started accepting foreign fighters back from conflict zones there are two major problems [...]

The Preservation of Human Rights is Integral to Combating Violent Extremism

2020-02-10T11:43:07+00:00September 20th, 2019|Reports, Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia|

Author: Imen Al-Nighaoui The general argument says, “nothing in nature exists in isolation”. Therefore, we cannot prevent, counter and/or mitigate extremism and violent extremism without taking into consideration the importance of human rights.   Preserving our fundamental rights is a quest that concerns all nations. Regardless, of Hobbs’ description of mankind at [...]

The Acceptance of Tunisian Returnees from a Social Point of View

2019-09-20T10:10:56+00:00September 20th, 2019|Reports, Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia|

The Acceptance of Tunisian Returnees from a Social Point of View from Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF)

Alternative Messaging Towards Violent Extremism in Tunisia

2020-02-10T11:55:39+00:00September 20th, 2019|Reports, Tackling Youth Radicalization through Inclusion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia|

Author: Chourouk Amouri Prior to the revolution of 2011, the story that was being told about Tunisia was quite idealistic. Tunisia was the exception to the rule, the example to be followed by neighbors in the region if they had wanted to attain the glow of modernity and to bask in [...]