Tunisia Calls For Support to Keep Hope Alive

Tunisia’s President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki made an impassioned appeal for reason and support in his speech at the Atlantic Council on August 5, 2014. Despite being a beacon for the promise of the Arab Spring, Tunisia nonetheless still struggles with extremism within and outside its borders. Between the Ansar al-Sharia Salafi jihadists or Libya militia violence on its doorstep, President Marzouki called on Western nations for equipment and training to help keep Tunisia’s political transition on track and counter those elements that hope to see it fail.

To view the discussion and a recap of the event, please visit: ‘If You Don’t Bet on Tunisia … You Can Say Goodbye to Democracy in the Arab World’

Image: Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki urged the West to help Tunisia include its moderate Islamists in its new democracy, and offer weapons and military training for its fight against terrorists. (Atlantic Council)