Why does liberal Tunisia still struggle with extremists?

  • Omar Safi

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    Omar Safi, Teaching Fellow on Tunisian security, talks about the economic conditions and Tunisian political culture

    Period2 Nov 2020

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    • TitleWhy does liberal Tunisia still struggle with extremists?
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletEgypt Independent
      Media typeWeb
      DescriptionFor a country that is held up as a model democracy in the region, Tunisia is still struggling with radicalism, despite its success in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring. Middle East analysts have found Tunisia to be a disproportionate source of recruits for the Islamic State (IS) group and attacks that have occurred from Berlin to Brussels in recent years - as well as multiple high-profile attacks on political leaders and tourists in Tunisia
      Producer/AuthorDeutsche Welle
      PersonsOmar Safi