Tunisia Is Still a Success -The Atlantic

Tunisia has declared a state of emergency after the June 26th attack in Sousse, and the UK has advised all British citizens to leave the country today. According to the Foreign Secretary, “While we do not have any information suggesting a specific or imminent threat, since the attack in Sousse the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, leading us to the view that a further terrorist attack is highly likely.”


Nevertheless, Tunisia has been the most successful of the new Arab-Spring states:

“The attack was shocking and will further damage the country’s ailing tourism industry, which accounted for 7 percent of the entire economy prior to the last few years of political turbulence. But Tunisia remains full of promise. Alone among the Arab Spring states, it has achieved a remarkable level of political compromise among secular parties and the principal Islamist party, Ennahda.”