Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Tunisian Paradox


Professional reasons brought me again to Tunes. And actually it's very good to be here after the Jasmine Revolution. You really feel that things are different and freedom is today visible in several domains. 

But a revolution, namely a democratic transition, can also generate some contradictory movements. Last month, George Parker published in The New Yorker an article called "Exporting Jihad: The Arab Spring has given Tunisians the freedom to act on their unhappiness."

It's a long article, but it worth's being read. A very insightful view about how the country that started the Arab Spring is now one of the biggest exporters of  young militants to the Islamic State.

(Image: The New Yorker, Sebastien Liste/Noor)

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