Tag Archives: Tunisia

Rumblings of Arab Spring 2.0

BY PATRICIA TAFT In late 2010, in a city in central Tunisia, a young street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a final act of defiance and frustration after police confiscated his wares on the street. While his protest may have been localized, the sentiment was not. After nearly three decades of falling […]

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Anatomy of a Storm: Regional Impacts of the Arab Spring

BY NATE HAKEN Does state failure matter? Obviously it matters mostly for the population of that country, but even for its neighbors, the answer is a resounding yes. Chaos in a single country can often impact an entire region. In 2011, as measured in the 2012 FSI, Tunisia and the wider “Arab Spring” were the […]

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Measuring a country’s ability to absorb, adapt, or transform from shocks is necessary in the face of COVID-19 and climate change. The recent UNDP Arab Human Development Report highlights the importance of #resilience to the region’s recovery:

Arab Human Development Report 2022 Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-Covid Era – Arab Human Development Report

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This thread is updated with election insight and analysis using the #FragileStatesIndex. This Sunday in particular marks two elections with regional implications for South America and the Balkans.