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Atlantic Council’s Mohsin Khan & Karim Mezran on Tunsia: Another think tank brief that fails to identify why the country is failing in economic and security sector reform

This brief is a succinct description of some of Tunisia’s economic woes. The missing ingredients of course are the most important aspects of the issue!

— Why have successive governments failed, backed off or avoided major economic reforms and real security sector reforms? Why have external actors ostensibly supported this?

— What policy tools exist to actually break this cycle?

I discuss these questions here on the blog, below, and in my forthcoming Newsweek piece (see also Tablet Magazine: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/193723/tunisia-refugee-crisis)

Without a discussion and debate on these critical issues, the Atlantic brief is unfortunately not very useful:

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Tunisia_Last_Arab_Spring_Country.pdf

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

November 5, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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