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Renewing The American-Egyptian Alliance

by Samuel Tadros, Eric B. Brownvia
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The hopes of the Arab Spring were short-lived in Egypt, as the popularly elected Muslim Brotherhood moved to implement total rule, sectarianism rose, economic and security conditions deteriorated, and the failures of civic republicanism and non-Islamist currents became evident.

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A New U.S. Strategy To Bolster Tunisia’s Struggling Democracy

by Eric B. Brown, Samuel Tadrosvia Hudson Institute
Thursday, August 10, 2017

The country that set off the Arab Spring of 2011 is now widely hailed as its only success story. However, the factors that have aided the formation of the post-2011 Tunisian Republic cannot be counted on to sustain it. The country’s ongoing transition is, in fact, deeply contested by forces both inside and outside the nation. Despite significant aid from the U.S. and other Western countries, Tunisia remains beset with tremendous security, governance, and economic challenges. Moreover, Tunisia’s enemies like Islamic State and others are seeking to further splinter the republic along numerous societal fault lines to advance their own interests.