Tunisia’s January 2011 revolution marked the first Arab awakening uprising. Today, the Maghreb country’s ruling Ennahda Party faces extremist violence, divisions over drafting its new constitution, a population that is increasingly dissatisfied with the slow economic recovery, and growing accusations that the government is using excessive force to suppress ongoing demonstrations. Amidst these conflicts, Brookings experts analyze the nation’s ongoing transitional processes.
Houthi followers demonstrate against the Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa August 24, 2015.
Moving beyond the Arab Spring
May 10, 2016, Ibrahim Fraihat
Five years after the Arab Spring, Ibrahim Fraihat explains the obstacles to sustainable peace and stability in Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia.
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