Saied Levels Yet Another Blow at Tunisia’s Democracy

Saied Levels Yet Another Blow at Tunisia’s Democracy
Tunisians demonstrate in support of Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis, Tunisia, Oct. 3, 2021 (AP photo by Hassene Dridi).

Today, the Ukrainian people are fighting—quite literally—for their right to determine their own fate, independently and democratically. It was not so long ago that millions of people in multiple nations of the Middle East and North Africa rose up to fight for democracy at home in a wave of revolutions that, while markedly different from the events, circumstances and challenges in Ukraine, involved a quest to secure some of the rights that Ukrainians are today battling to preserve. At the time, these uprisings, known as the Arab Spring, inspired high expectations. Then, they derailed into tragedy. Back in 2011, observers […]

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