POMEPS Conversations: Rory McCarthy (S. 4, Ep. 20)

On this week’s conversation, Marc Lynch speaks with Rory McCarthy about Tunisia’s Ennahda party, and its transition through the uprisings to present day.

Rory McCarthy is a doctoral candidate in oriental studies at the University of Oxford and a former Middle East correspondent for the Guardian.

Music for this season’s podcast was created by Feras Arrabi. You can find more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram page.

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Read more from McCathy:

How Tunisia’s Ennahda party turned from its Islamist roots, Monkey Cage (Washington Post), May 2016
Do Tunisia’s Quartet really deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?, The Telegraph, December 2015
Protecting the Sacred: Tunisia’s Islamist Movement Ennahdha and the Challenge of Free Speech, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 42 Issue 4 (2015), pdf.
Nobel peace prize: national dialogue brought Tunisia back from the brink, The Guardian, October 2015
Will Tunisia’s fragile transition survive the Sousse attack?, Monkey Cage (Washington Post), June 2015
Terror in Tunisia: tourist deaths on the beaches of Sousse will start a national crisis, The Guardian, June 2015
What happens when Islamists lose an election? Monkey Cage (Washington Post), June 2015
Will Security Challenges Endanger Tunisia’s Transition? Sada, May 2015
Re-thinking secularism in post-independence Tunisia, The Journal of North African Studies, Volume 19 Issue 5 (2014), pdf.

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