The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
Tunisia's stagnant economy could also stagnate its democracy--the good news is Washington can actually help.
Despite reservations, both Washington and Paris have decided that, when it comes to Tunisia, the horse they are going to ride is the Ennahda party.
Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund.
The cultural and religious assault Islamic extremists are mounting in Tunisia recalls the Taliban's demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
The assassination of a progressive Tunisian leader is the culmination of a full-blown socio-economic and cultural crisis that has been brewing in the country for the past two years.
When President Zine Ben Ali was deposed, a new era of modern Tunisian history -- one filled with hope and frustration -- unfolded.
Tunisians protested against massive youth unemployment and low wages.
Qatar has supported revolution abroad while Saudi Arabia anchors down the authoritarian regional order.
Why doesn't Washington voice its opposition to the wave of extremist Islamism sweeping Tunisia?