Week in Review: New POMEPS Brief on Tunisia; Analysis on Libya, Iran

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New POMEPS Briefing: “Tunisia’s Volatile Transition to Democracy”

Last month, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work shepherding a peaceful transition of power. What lessons can be learned from Tunisia, and what challenges still await this fledgling democracy? POMEPS Briefing 27 “Tunisia’s Volatile Transition to Democracy” brings together 20 essential articles published by the Project on Middle East Political Science and the Monkey Cage that illuminate Tunisia’s internal politics and regional impact.

New on the Monkey Cage this past week…

, of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, writes that prospects for national unity are dismal in Libya, where local infighting and instability is increasingly common.

Eric Lob, of Florida International University, explains what Iran will really do with its sanctions relief windfall.


Avi Max Spiegel joined us this week to discuss his recent book, Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World. Check back next week for video of the event.

Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud and Andrew Reynolds spoke at POMEPS last week for a lively discussion on their recent release The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Watch video of the event:

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