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David Pollock, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

It's been hailed as a rare success story in an Arab region otherwise rife with conflict. Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution enshrining democratic freedoms, separation of powers, and women's rights is being held up as a model of what politics by consensus and compromise can reap. But the picture is of course far gloomier elsewhere - from Egypt to Syria to Libya, where the road to transition has seemed to veer dangerously off course.

So can the birthplace of the Arab Spring be a model for the region? Douglas Herbert puts the question to David Pollock, a Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2017-03-21 Americas

Thomas Friedman on technology, Trump and the media

Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and the author of several best-selling books. In his latest work, "Thank You for Being Late", he explains...

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2017-03-17 Donald Trump

Former Carter adviser calls on China to take joint stand towards N. Korea

Zbigniew Brzezinski served as National Security Adviser under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. He gives FRANCE 24 his take on current US foreign policy and the existence...

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2017-03-15 French culture

How Anglophones speak French without knowing it

Anthony Lacoudre, a French lawyer living in New York, has written a fascinating book entitled "The incredible history of French words in English: How English speakers speak...

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2017-03-16 Africa

‘I am not an accidental president’: Barrow vows change in Gambia

On his first trip outside Africa, new Gambian President Adama Barrow said he was confident France and the EU would boost financial support to his country after 22 years of...

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2017-03-11 Middle East

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Is a non-violent approach possible?

Ali Abu Awwad is an unlikely Palestinian peace activist. His brother was killed during the Second Intifada, while he and his mother both spent years in Israeli jails. Ali Abu...

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