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What Is Wrong with US Aid to Tunisia

[US airmen from the 435th Air Mobility Squadron out of Ramstein Air Base load supplies to Tunisia. Image by DVIDSHUB/Flickr.]

Since Tunisia’s uprising that ousted former President Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali, United States aid and assistance has been a pillar of the country’s economic recovery and political reconstruction. Millions of government dollars in cash for short-term debt relief and millions more in loan guarantees have poured into Tunisia, including the USAID-funded programs and NGOs working on capacity building through economic growth initiatives and grants. The problem with this response, ...

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Allison Good

 

Allison Good is an independent analyst and freelance journalist residing in Jerusalem. She has written for publications including Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, and New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune. Follow her on Twitter @Allison_Good1.