Ben Ali’s phone calls illustrate the lesson of history: dictatorships end ignominiously

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2022


With impeccable timing, the BBC has released secretly recorded phone calls between Tunisia’s former dictator…

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Did democracy in Tunisia fail or did it never succeed?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / open Democracy


On 11 October, the Arab world’s first female prime minister was sworn into office in …

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Sudan is in transition. But to what?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 16, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Whatever happens, Sudan’s transition will be a lengthy process. What is the state of Sudan …

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The Long Arab Spring? A guide to Sudan and Algeria

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2019


The gloves have come off in Sudan. Sudan’s  Transitional Military Council (TMC) has indicated it …

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Tunisia protests a truth told elsewhere: ‘There’s no magic money tree’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2018


Today I leave a Tunisia that’s once again featuring high on international news bulletins. That’s …

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Tunisia’s new direction is anything but clear

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2016 / The National


Like an insect caught in amber, Tunisia is a country trapped in a slogan and …

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In 21st cent, politics, protest and story-telling as usual is no longer possible

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2016


Politics as usual is no longer possible in the 21st century, The Economist recently …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK