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Why does liberal Tunisia still struggle with extremists?

Press/Media: Research

  • Omar Safi


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

Period2 Nov 2020


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

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