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A fascinating personal account by Francis Ghilès, senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. He recounts the many strands of his singular and very Mediterranean life – Berber and Algerian, Jewish and Islamic, French and English, Arab and European.
The terrorist attack in Tunis highlights the challenges facing Tunisia’s new government and underlines the need for western support in meeting them. Tunisia is a lynchpin of regional security explains Francis Ghilès, senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.
The election victory of Béji Caid Essebsi is a vital moment in the pioneer country of the Arab revolts. It also reveals the scale of Tunisia’s economic challenges. “The new Tunisian leaders will also need western countries to put their money where their mouths are”.