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Is Tunisia the Next Egypt?

BY VIVIENNE WALT

Compared with the chaos in Egypt and Libya, the one Arab Spring revolution that seemed to have a shot at success was the one in Tunisia, the tiny Mediterranean country whose uprising in 2010 kick-started a protest wave across the region. Now even that nascent democracy looks shaky.

After gunmen assassinated the secular politician Mohamed Brahmi on July 25--the second such hit this year--thousands of enraged Tunisians stormed the streets and burned barricades, demanding the resignation of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party (which was freely elected in 2011 but which Tunisians accuse of...

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