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Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Tunisia’s Ruling Party Crisis

Nidaa Tounes may have to answer to a jaded constituency in the elections for failing its voters. While the current crisis is unlikely to trigger government collapse, it hampers the party’s ability to serve as a unified countervailing force to Ennahda and underscores the fragile nature of Tunisia’s balance of political power.

MENASource by Katherine Wolff and Elissa Miller

Democratic Transitions Middle East

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Will Tunisia’s Economic Reconciliation Law “Turn the Page”?

The bill has provoked considerable mistrust at a time when Tunisia, plagued by a spiraling economy and relentless security challenges, desperately needs unity. Trust is needed among the Tunisian people and the country’s political parties as the government prepares to embark on challenging reforms that may be its only hope for economic survival.

MENASource by Elissa Miller and Katherine Wolff

Democratic Transitions Middle East

Katherine Wolff is associate director for Middle East security in the Atlantic Council’s Middle East programs, where her current and past research focuses include regional security, economic transformations in the Arab Gulf, and security challenges in North Africa.

Previously, she worked with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she focused on the political transitions in North Africa. Before joining the Council full-time, she was an intern with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

She completed her BA in public and international affairs with a minor in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, where she conducted research on Tunisia’s political parties.