The ultimate prospects for democracy in Tunisia are still very uncertain. While the former head of the secular, autocratic government, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has fled the country in the face of a popular uprising, efforts to form a government...
Fears of contagion are overblown, but the ouster of a pro-Western autocrat is a reminder that many key U.S. allies in the Arab lack popular legitimacy. Democracy could move those countries out of the U.S. orbit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration welcomes reforms announced in Tunisia, and expects the country's government to hold free and fair elections, a White House spokesman said on Monday after
The protests in Libya against corruption throw up the question whether the Tunisian crisis heralds the beginning of the end for autocratic Arab leaders. The West is encouraged and is hoping for lasting change. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages