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Tunisia Domino? No, but a U.S. Democracy Dilemma

"Yes We Can!" read a placard carried by one Tunisian protester last week, hours before he and his peers scored an improbable victory by forcing the autocratic...

Why U.S. Should Cheer Tunisia's Risky Revolution

What are we to make of the tumult in Tunis? Few uprisings in recent memory have materialized as suddenly and produced results as swiftly as Tunisia's Jasmine...

Tunisia's Dictator is Out But What's Left Behind?

In the hours after Tunisia's President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Friday fled the country he'd ruled with an iron fist for 23 years, many commentators rushed...

Chaos Threatens Tunisia's Revolution

Tunisia appeared to tip towards all-out chaos on Sunday evening as fierce gun battles exploded in the heart of the capital, with the military attempting to root...

Algeria and Tunisia: Arab Regimes in Trouble

The new year has brought a wave of protests and violence against two U.S.-friendly authoritarian Arab regimes in North Africa. Riots in Algeria over rising food...

Tension Grips Tunisia's Capital After Leader Flees

As dusk fell on this gracious, tree-lined capital, Tunis was a city under siege — but the man who had ruled Tunisia with an iron fist for 23 years was gone,...

Tunisia Defeat of the Supreme Combatant

| Shortly after sunrise last Saturday, Tunisians flipping on their radios heard startling news. The regime of Habib Bourguiba, ruler of Tunisia since the country...

Tunisia: Bourguiba Lets Them Eat Bread

After a bloody food riot, the President cancels a price hike Tunisia has long seemed a gracious outpost of moderation and stability in the developing world:...

Tunisia: The Big Flood

"We were three days short of a Biblical record," said Foreign Minister Habib Bourguiba Jr. He was not smiling. For 38 days in September and October, rain fell...

Tunisia: The Art of Plain Talk

When Tunisian students passed a bristling condemnation of U.S. policy in Viet Nam last month, President Habib Bourguiba decided to give them a cooling little...

TUNISIA: No Time for Democracy

Veiled women shrilled their adulation, and students bore him on their shoulders through the streets when Habib Bourguiba returned from exile to lead Tunisia to...

TUNISIA: With Bombs & Bullets

Goaded by the frustration of a war it can neither win nor end, France lost its head, and the result was a murderous display of the kind of ruthless brutality...

TUNISIA: Home Is the Hero

As the French ship poked its bow into the Gulf of Tunis, a small, dark-eyed man in red tarboosh and grey business suit stared at the distant mountains and...

TUNISIA: Wedding Day

Pierre Mendès-France nearly had it in his hand. Before he could grasp it, he was thrown out of office. Last week Mendès-France's successor. Premier Edgar...

TUNISIA: A Matter of Pride

While British property and security disappeared in the flames of Egyptian nationalism last week (see above), alarm bells rang out for an ominous blaze in French...