Why does liberal Tunisia still struggle with extremists?

  • Omar Safi

Press/Media: Research


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

Period2 Nov 2020

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • 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