Domestic Politics Articles

The Islamist Ennahda party holds a large rally in the Mediterranean port city of Sfax in southeast Tunisia, Oct. 2014 (Atlantic Council photo).

In Power, Tunisia’s Secularists Must Now Tackle Islamic Militancy

By Francesco F. Milan
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Tunisia’s parliamentary elections confirm the erosion of trust over the past three years in the Islamist party Ennahda. Two issues played a key role in the party’s slide: the lack of overall economic growth and the party’s hesitancy in tackling growing security problems and Islamic militancy. more

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Turkey’s Regime Change Policy for Syria Finds Little Domestic Support

By The Editors
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Turkey recently announced that only Syrian refugees would be allowed to cross the border to fight against the so-called Islamic State in the besieged town of Kobani. In an email interview, Sinan Ülgen, a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, discussed domestic influences on Turkey’s Syria policy. more