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Fadil Aliriza

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Tunisia and the 'Arab Spring' Reversal

[Tunisians rally in Tunis on 9 April to demand justice for victims of the 2011 revolution. Image by Magharebia/Flickr.]

Two years ago, hope was not only palpable in the streets of Tunis; it was infectious. Young Arabs had risen up and triumphed against a Western-supported dictator whose police state ran on fear. Similar uprisings across the region seemed to have confirmed that Tunisia had led the way towards a new, more democratic order. And Tunisia was about to lead the way again by holding a clean election, almost unprecedented in the Middle East and North Africa.  Now, hope is in ...

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Fadil Aliriza

 

Fadil Aliriza is a freelance journalist and writer currently based in Tripoli, Libya. Recently based in Tunis, Tunisia, Fadil covered politics and transitional democracy from that country for the last two years. His reporting and analysis has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Independent, Guernica, and NPR among others. Follow him on Twitter @fadilaliriza.