France Cautiously Watches as Egyptian Turmoil Deepens

Speaking from a state visit to Tunisia, French President François Hollande addressed the populist military coup that has ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. While President Hollande refrained from directly condemning the coup, he urged the Egyptian military to respect the democratic process, and expressed his hope for a return to civilian rule in the country. […]

Baby Steps in Belaïd Investigation as Tunisia Remains Paralyzed

Last week, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki was called as a witness in front of the judge in charge of the investigation into the February assassination of opposition activist Chokri Belaïd. On March 5, the new Prime Minister Ali Larayedh announced that the alleged suspect had been identified as a Tunisian from the Jedouba region who […]

Chokri Belaid, Tunisian Politician and Activist, Murdered, Splitting a Country in Two

Protests have broken out across Tunisia in response to the murder of Chokri Belaid, the left-wing human rights activist and head of the Democratic Patriots Movement. Belaid, 48, was gunned down outside of his home on Wednesday, February 6. A lawyer and opponent of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda, Belaid was a champion of a […]