Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

  • Mahfoudh in The Cipher Brief: The Tumultuous Transition


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  • Mahfoudh Quoted by The Cipher Brief on ISIS and Tunisia


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  • Train-and-Equip Alone Will Not Help Tunisia

    Tunisia has faced increasingly complex security problems since its uprising in 2011 and in the country’s post-revolution phase. Tunisia’s government has taken some steps towards addressing its security concerns by placing security logistics as a top priority and key political actors—including police unions—have debated security reforms within the public discourse.
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  • The Layout of Tunisia’s Presidential Election

    After the parliamentary elections of last October, Tunisia will continue with its final steps toward democracy as it embarks on presidential elections scheduled to take place this Sunday, November 23.
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  • Four Years After the Arab Spring, Tunisia May Manage an Improved Democracy

    But Voters Doubt the Political Class, So a Technocratic Government Offers the Best Hope


    Four years after Tunisia overthrew its dictator and ignited the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen, its 11 million people are nearing the end of their country’s formal political transition. Tunisian voters will elect a parliament on October 26 and a president on November 23, each for a five-year term.

    As it approaches this finish line of sorts, Tunisia seems to be the only one of five Arab nations in transition (Syria being the fifth) that is on a clear path to the establishment of a democratic, more stable future. Still, according to Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, the election preparations include clear warning signs of public mistrust with the election process, the established political parties and the political class as a whole. This means the country’s best hopes may lie in creating a relatively technocratic government that...

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  • Tunisia's 2014 Elections: The Search for a Post-Transitional Order

    Pursuant to the transitional provisions of Tunisia’s constitution, the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) organized both the legislative and presidential elections to take place on October 26 and November 23, respectively.
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